Mathieu Murail recently introduced a simple technique to help people make the most of their working hours.
The “SUN” method invites you to systematically check each task you assign or are being assigned, on 3 factors: Why (need), When (urgency), What (scope).
- Need: Is the need real ?
- Urgency: Can it wait ?
- Scope: What is the minimum acceptable outcome ?
Likewise, in your email communication, whenever you ask something from someone, always specify:
- Why you need it
- For when
- To what extend
Of course, this could prove also very relevant for your private life…