The easiest way to get more done is to have less to do. Since we cannot decrease the workload (the whole point is to solve for more work than we are currently able to manage) we need to use fewer resources to complete more of the current work.
It’s far easier to manage processes than activities. We control the inputs and monitor the outputs, not of every activity, but of the whole process. This enables management by exception. We need only intervene where the outputs are beyond the acceptable metrics.
For every activity we use to manage, we can now manage a process.
What are you currently doing that can be automated? How much time would this save?
It’s probably more than you think.