How to prioritize tasks with Urgency–Importance Matrix in PRIZ Guru Platform

My wife and I like to travel and we travel a lot. Recently we spent three weeks in China, but when the vacation was over, we had to return to work. I came to my workplace, entered my cubicle, and, as on any other day, opened the laptop and connected to the company’s systems. Pretty quickly I realized that those three weeks are too short for vacation but very long to be disconnected from work. Many things happened, and I needed to make up the leeway to get up to speed with everything that had happened and related to my…

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OUR CONSCIOUS AND SUBCONSCIOUS MINDS: A POWERFUL DUO

We often hear about our brain’s very different left and right halves or hemispheres and benefit from that knowledge. In contrast, we are less conscious of our conscious and subconscious thinking and the powerful interaction between them. Let’s rectify that imbalance. We are very aware of the capabilities of our conscious mind. It explicitly drives our work and lives. With our conscious mind, we are thinking and we know it. In contrast, cognitive processing in the subconscious mind occurs without our awareness. The biggest thinking player is our subconscious mind. Conscious cognitive processing is the tip of the iceberg; subconscious…

Choosing the destination for a company retreat with RRR.

Ranking options or items is not a trivial process. The main problem that usually people try to make ranking out of all list of the items or options. This is the wrong way. Ranking is a kind of problem that should be solved using the relevant problem-solving tool. Many people asked me when should they use Round-Robin Ranking (RRR) provided here, in PRIZ Platform? Why can’t I make the choice on my own? How difficult that can be? After experiencing the power of RRR myself several times, I decided to write this short post and give a real-life example of…