The hierarchy offered by the Posec strategy also has 5 levels but the approach is different. In this case, the
starting point is the goals of each individual.
1: Prioritize (Goals and time)
This level includes our Goals
and the Time
needed to accomplish them.
Prioritization refers to the fact that first of all, we must establish what our goals are. Also, just as
important, to estimate and make sure that we allocate time with priority to those actions that lead us to their
And we must remember that this principle applies regardless of whether we are talking about prioritization in
the longer or shorter term.
We can take into account the goals of our life or just the goals for the next day. The important thing in both
situations is to establish what we want to achieve and prioritize everything so that we do exactly that.
2: Organize (Family and Finances)
Once we have set our priorities in terms of goals and time, we will be able to move to the organizational level.
Here we’ll have to provide structure for all the activities we have to perform both in our personal and
professional life. We must keep in mind that as a whole, they are also contributing to achieving our goals.
Most likely we would not be able to get there without a pleasant Family
atmosphere, without the
stability of our
, or without the security of the environment in which we live. Therefore, on our way to
success, we must
make sure that we organize both the activities that directly influence the achievement of goals and also all the
Like the first level, it can be applied to both long-term plans and activities that we have to do daily. This
precisely because every day, apart from the activities that are strictly related to our goals, we must take care
of our financial situation and our family's well-being.
3: Streamline (Work and Chores)
This is the POSEC Method level where we make sure to find the most efficient and effective methods for carrying
out all activities. And, in this case, we especially refer to those simple, routine, but time-consuming
activities such as Work
. Certainly, we don't even like to do some
of these activities, but even in
this situation, we still have to take care of them on a regular basis. Therefore, a very useful solution would
be to somehow find the possibility to automate them so as to make the whole process more efficient.
But if we use the dishwasher, respectively the washing machine, then we will be able to use in a much more
productive way the time we free up by automating these two activities.
4: Economize (Pastimes and Socializing)
The level at which the POSEC Method tells us to Economize refers to the time we allocate to various activities
that usually have nothing to do with our goals. Usually, this is where Pastimes
Under no circumstances should we understand that we have to give up these activities. It's just about being more
careful with the amount of time we spend on them.
Most of the time we really enjoy these activities, but they are certainly never urgent. Therefore, if we are to
respect the Prioritization proposed by Posec Method at Level 1, we should deal with them only after we have
solved the tasks directly related to our goals, family, finances, or daily chores.
5: Contribute (Social Obligations)
Once we have gone through all the previous levels, we will be able to give back to our society or give something
to those who may need our help. Even if the actions included here are named Social obligations, it is more about
the things we do for others and these things we do most of the time with all our heart.
Maybe you write a book to help other people make the right decisions about starting a small business. Or maybe
you choose to volunteer for certain causes. This is the level at which you can share value in the community
If we look at this level in terms of daily activities, maybe at the end of the program you are talking to the
colleague you saw sad today, or maybe on the way home, you bring some food to your old neighbor.
Working with the POSEC Method
First of all, we emphasize again that POSEC
is a time management strategy and not a method.
Therefore, it gives
us broad lines on which to act upon, but not exact instructions.
But, if we adopt the proposed framework then surely in addition to achieving our goals we will also be able to
create and maintain a perfect balance between personal and personal life.
As we have seen, the emphasis is on Prioritizing
the goals we want to achieve and the time we
need to devote to
all the related activities. Noteworthy, it's about our goals in general, whether they are long-term or
short-term, for personal or professional life. Whatever they are, the important thing is that they will
determine our development as individuals.
In PlanArty you can make and edit your planning directly in Calendar. Here, having an overview of your
schedule you can easily respect the priorities you have set. To emphasize your priorities you can also use a
color code to display your tasks
To achieve our goals, we will have to Organize
not only all the activities related to them but
also those that
are not directly related to our goals. All this in order to have the opportunity to do everything we set out to
do in a pleasant and safe environment from all points of view (for example economic, family, environmental).
Make and edit your To-do list
in PlanArty. At a glance, you
will know exactly what you have to do next. At the
same time, multiple editing possibilities allow you to be flexible with your plans when needed. With great
ease, you can organize yourself exactly as you need
For the same purpose we should be as productive as possible and increase our efficiency by
processes, especially in the case of routine activities, and by Economizing
on those activities
enjoyable, do not necessarily help us achieve our goals.
Once you have made your plans or tracked your time
PlanArty, you’ll also get the necessary reports and
analytical situations. This will save you all the time you would otherwise have to spend preparing them.
Moreover, all processes are streamlined and run in a Continuous
. Therefore, they are a perfect fit
when working by the framework of the POSEC method.
Once all this is done, we will have the opportunity to Contribute
to our society, that is, to
share with the
whole world whatever we want and is at hand.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Economist with a degree in Marketing and International Economic Affairs.
Mariana is passionate about efficient time management in business. Therefore, she shares with our readers
and our team
members her knowledge and experience in this domain.