One of the key principles in the Red Urchin time management system is the first level filtering of tasks using the 4 D’s (See The 4D’s of Time Management). The 2nd ‘D’ is to “Decide when to do a task”. This decision is critically important to the Red Urchin system and is what distinguishes powerful time management applications such as Red Urchin from linear To Do lists.
One of the pillars of Red Urchin (see Red Urchin Principles) is Responsibility. Part of responsibility is knowing who is responsible for a task and what responsibility actually infers. Part of effective time management is the art of delegation. Its easy to get wrong and easy to get right if you follow our simple rules.
One of the cornerstones of Red Urchin and in fact any effective time management system is the first level filtering on incoming information. It is the fundamental, critical, compulsory first piece of the puzzle…enter the 4D’s
One of the most difficult aspects of effective and thereby efficient time management is the ability to “capture immediately” tasks when they happen. There is a huge difference between how a time management system works in theory and working in the reality we all experience every day!