An oxymoron for sure. Yet a common occurrence in the close proximity of lockdown life. When everyone needs to still work full-time, entertain and educate the kids (shoutout to those with toddlers) and complete the normal tasks of housekeeping, prioritising is no simple task.
Priorities only compete when we don’t define it accurately. This is easier to do when you define and grade them alone, in a one-man show to-do list. When we work in teams this all changes. Priorities are joint decisions guided by a shared vision.
Turns-out lockdown life is preparing us for the future of work.
At the end of the day, the quality of relationships are what drive performance in the long run, not speed or volume of output.