Appreciation for Computer Expertise
October 19, 2021

Social Worker Sharpens the Saw

“Melody was able to give me the organizational and technical update I needed to engage in the post-pandemic world. As a social worker, it is evident that the profession is in increasing demand and to compete with changing times, reaching out to Melody to improve on these skills was the best thing I’ve done to have more control over my schedule, information and collaboration.” ~A.M.


In Stephen Covey’s book: “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” Covey describes a person feverishly trying to cut down a tree. This person had been going at it for five hours and is exhausted. We might suggest, “Why don’t you take the time to sharpen that saw? You would be much more effective.” But, that person replies, “I just don’t have time!”

What does sharpening the saw mean?

Covey gives us an example of this distorted paradigm. It is really an example of how we feel when we are barely keeping our head above water. Yet we will still resist getting the help we need to become more effective. It is sad when blood sweat and tears do not create the results we want. For many, it is just the lack of technical skills needed to organize communication for faster informed decisions and collaboration.

Fortunately my client knows that greater effectiveness requires enhancing her technical communication skills. I have also provided insight in discerning the right tasks to focus on. Being a Covey fan, I share his many great insights from his time management matrix.

As a social worker she understands the importance of systems and knows the value of improved administrative processes to help her achieve greater flow in her workday. Her commitment to learning and discipline is commendable. It is a true honour to work with clients who have a deep and sustained energy to achieve meaningful goals.

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