Many of us work hard — very hard for that matter. We’re willing to put many hours into our work and at times are incredibly efficient. Howeer, many of our coworkers ask us “Is xyz done yet?” “Can you tell me where abc is right now?” We’re usually waiting for someone else in the big puzzle we call work to finish something that would let us do our job ultimately.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had some form of project management or task management software that helped us point out the true kinks or dependencies we have in our daily “to do” lists? Perhaps the ideal software could also help us understand how long the delays are and if the things (or people) who hold us up continue to do so & at what frequency? Perhaps, it will ultimately become an HR or rather a Human Resources tool which helps us understand who’s more efficient in an organization?
Well, I was just thinking about this because I love it when someone sends me a message to ask me if I’m done with something they asked for, but I need “person A” and “person B” to do something before I can do what I need to do. I hate to provide that as an excuse, but I really can’t do anything until A and B do what they need to do. I get regular requests like this and it always perplexes me why A & B just can’t do their jobs that quick. I’m sure overall, when you look at A & B, perhaps they may be waiting on C & D…while C & D may be waiting on E & F. It may be a very complex ball of dependencies, but maybe the Big B (B = Boss) should oversee some software that allows them to analyze A through Z.