Jay Newton-Small, the founder of MemoryWell, a digital storytelling platform for the aging, recently mentioned a simple prioritization method for her team—the dolphin scale.
Each project on her team gets assigned a "dolphin" rating—5 for high priority, 1 for low. Every week she relooks at projects to adjust the scores.
This process acts as a communication shortcut. People on the team know five comes over three. It also prevents folks from spending all week tackling the ones.
This week, up your to-do list game. Take 10-minutes to understand the impact of each. Do things on (forgive me) porpoise.