Prioritization

An interesting post at Google Blogoscoped about the Push vs Pull gradient. How do we prioritise tasks? Nobody will tend to interrupt a face to face conversation to read the next chapter of The God Delusion, but almost all of us would interrupt an e-mail we were writing to answer a call.

Here’s 10 activities – reorganize these in priority order; then feel free to post your thoughts on the comments.

Book
Doorbell
Email
Face to Face Conversation
Instant Messenger
Phone Call
Radio
RSS Feeds
Television
Text Message

My Priorities 

  1. Doorbell
  2. Phone Call
  3. Face to Face Conversation
  4. Text Message
  5. Instant Messenger
  6. Television
  7. Radio
  8. Email
  9. Book
  10. RSS Feeds

I’m ashamed to say that I’d probably interrupt a face to face conversation to answer the phone; yep. It’s probably worth asking yourself where you’d put things such as dinner, work deadlines and sleep. 

2 thoughts on “Prioritization

  1. My priorities:

    1. Phone
    2. Doorbell
    3. Face-to-face conversation
    4. Instant Messenger
    5. Book
    6. Radio
    7. E-mail
    8. Television
    9. RSS Feeds
    10. Text message.

    My ideal priorities:

    1. Book
    2. Face-to-face conversation
    3. Radio
    4. TV
    5. RSS Feeds
    6. Email
    7. Instant Message
    8. Phone
    9. Doorbell
    10. Text message

    But that’s never gonna happen; I’m too polite for that

    1. Doorbell
    2. Phone Call
    3. Face to Face Conversation
    4. Text Message
    5. Instant Messenger
    6. Television
    7. RSS Feeds
    8. Email 
    9. Book
    10. Radio

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