"Task Balance" in
"It's not enough to consider how you do things
and why you do them... you must also learn to see the world in
terms of what it is that you're actually doing."
"Task Type Conflict is
not about whether you love or
hate the specific thing you are doing at the moment. It is about
whether that 'thing' represents too much of
a certain type of task for
"It seems inane to ask 'what am I doing?' This
should be the one question that we call can answer easily... [Yet] there
is more infor-mation in front of our noses than we realize, and more
hidden opp-ortunity to reduce work stress."
"As a rule of thumb, when you find yourself
aggravated, frustrated, or restless because of a task that you have done
before without these negative feelings, the central issue is probably a
Task Type Conflict."
The Secret of Task Balance
Measuring Task Balance is straightforward and highly effective...
Calculate your ideal balance of task
types, and understand how it relates to your current job.
Measure your job!
Learn what it would take to do your job
in a perfect world, and what the Task Balance of your job looks like
you and your job are "out of balance", you need to know
Measure your team!
What types of work does your team prefer?
What types of work are they doing? Are there opportunities to find
a better match between people and roles?
By using the Task Balance perspective from Four Secrets to Liking Your Work,
you can begin to understand and discuss different types of tasks and the
impact of Task Balance Conflict... but only by getting measured can you
fully understand what's going on around you and what you can do about it.
Why wait? Learn more & get measured... (click