A friend, who is in a new management role, recently asked me for some organizational tips. The following practices have helped me over the years; perhaps they will assist you, too.
• Unless it’s something critical, don’t let people on the team eat your
time on the day in progress–schedule it for the next day or two. While
it helps you keep focus, it also changes the perspective of the person
needing the time–and it always takes less time a day later, as that person
has typically put more thought into it during the wait time.
• Be “folder and rule crazy” in Outlook–it works.
• “Chunk” your time–actually blocking out sections on your calendar for
Sales, Tech, Admin, Networking, Interviewing, Boss, etc. It doesn’t stay
perfect, but the attempt is worth the effort.
What organizational tips can you share?
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