Many of us play various roles in our businesses and even in our daily lives. Part of being productive is identifying what role we are playing or what “hat” we are wearing, then proceeding accordingly from there to most effectively accomplish the task at hand.
Some examples of those hats might be:
- General Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Advertising Manager
- PR Manager
- Production Manager
- Production worker
- Database manager
- Shipping Clerk
- Customer Service
- File Clerk
- Computer Expert
And the list could go on and on, especially when you take into consideration the roles we play outside of work, such as husband, wife, father, mother, etc.
Am I using my time wisely?
- Which hat am I wearing?
- Which hat is most important for me to wear?
- What am I capable of doing or learning?
- Which hats should I not be wearing?
- Is this the best use of my time?
- Is this task one of my strengths or weaknesses?
These questions will help you identify which hats you wear, and which hats you might be able to pass on to someone else!