Task Shedding is an organizational practice which enables the employees to remain some of their low priority tasks undone under certain conditions and circumstances. Task shedding rules allow the employees to self-regulate and balance their workloads without addressing their management. Such regulations should be implemented into working procedures and processes of an employee, so he or she can apply them once certain circumstances occur (so some of the tasks can be shed) – this may secure employee time and energy from being wasted on low-priority things instead of completing really important tasks.
In other words task shedding is a policy which recognizes possibility of “legal” task procrastination, so when the employee performance will be appraised, any undone tasks which fall within the task shedding criteria will not be considered as underperformance, so employee compensation will be paid appropriately. As a result of task shedding policy the workers, while operating in conditions of limited resources, can focus only on tasks which really make sense for their organization’s success.