In a company setting, what are the advantages of drawbacks of prioritizing tasks by revenue?
In the article Entrepeneur - Five Simple Ways to Boost Productivity, I read:
Delegate tasks that don't generate revenue.
Bookkeeping, payroll and copywriting are three tasks entrepreneurs often try to handle themselves to save money. But they often aren't qualified or equipped to handle these tasks and end up losing valuable time that could be spent on revenue-generating activities, as Hopkins learned. "They end up doing what I call lower-value tasks that others could be doing for them," says Audrey Thomas, a Minneapolis-based productivity coach. Business owners should realize, Thomas says, that outsourcing these activities allows them to devote more time to making money.
The clear advantage, is that you of course generate more direct revenue. However, prioritizing in terms of revenue also leaves a lot of low revenue and non revenue tasks waiting at the bottom. I believe this can't be good; so, what are the drawbacks of prioritizing tasks by the amount of revenue gained?