At work, we use a priority classification with the following values:
- Priority 0 (most urgent)
- Priority 1 (less urgent than previous p0)
- Priority 2 (less urgent than previous p1)
- Priority 3 (least urgent)
I've listed them in this order as I see them in order of descending or lesser importance, as you go down the list.
My boss recently sent me an email with of prioritised tasks. She stated that "These are in in descending priority", and they were listed as
- P3 ---- butter task
- P3 ---- cake task
- P3 ---- apple task
- P2 ---- chocolate task
- P1 ---- cookie task
However she expects that above defined importance is applied to the list
I wonder if either of our understandings of descending when applied to priority is flawed with respect to a common sense understanding.
FYI : We're English speaking New Zealanders to give you a cultural context.