Yesterday I blogged the about need for home-based business people to manage multiple tasks by making sure that they are recorded somewhere for reference at some future point. What I forgot to make clear, however, is that you need not write every single little thing down. To do so would be counterproductive.
Management professionals have what they call the “2 Minute Rule”. It says that if you can get something done in 2 minutes or less, then do it right then and don’t deal with it again.
The justification behind this is that there is a diminishing return on time spent managing tasks. In other words, if it takes you longer to manage a task than it will take to actually do it, then perform the task right then and there and don’t worry about it again.