It’s a simple question, but with an easy answer. And one which you really must get to the bottom of when time is tight.
It’s time to ask the question!
What value is created when I spend time on this activity? And, how do I assess that?
If your challenge is to make £100 an hour profit for your organization, is what you are spending your time on doing just that?
How can you measure it accurately and, even better, who on your team can help you with this?
What things do you and your people do, which doesn’t create the level of profitable value you are seeking?
Here’s a challenge then…
Try stopping doing some things, those which you may have done for months and years.
Choose tasks which demonstrate creating little or no value and switch to more things that do.
Stop some things and start others – simple as that.