I’m writing this in an Edinburgh cafe having left home in Coventry this morning. I shall be home by tea time!
In an hour’s time I’ll be meeting with an LMI course graduate, their line manager and a representative from the company’s L&D department to review the results from the programme and hear the course-end presentation.
It’s an important trip and well worth my time today as part of a great ongoing relationship with an important national client.
It has, however, got me thinking.
Just because I can get to almost anywhere before breakfast, doesn’t mean that I should!
For everything we do, there is not just the cost of doing it, but also the opportunity cost of NOT DOING something else.
So whilst this trip is absolutely worthwhile, there are some others that I used to make that aren’t. It’s probably the same for you. For example, for the ‘cost’ of a trip to a site one hour away, I could do the same work with two companies on my doorstep.
It may be that the meeting is important, but you could save a lot of time by doing it over the web. I’m a huge fan of Vsee (bit like Skype but more functionality & better quality) for business meetings. There are dozens of other ways to maximise your time.
It’s worth remembering that ‘just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!’
Have a great day!