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I need a 40-hour day

I need a 40-hour day

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Who hasn't experienced the feeling of starting a sheet with a list of pending tasks for the team, and each time that list gets bigger and bigger and you see how you add tasks, but few come out. You have the feeling that you need 2000 people to accomplish them all, but at the same time you know that this is not the solution. You have to prioritize tasks, but sometimes the urgent gets done before the important, and when this happens you often get into a very negative dynamic. The important things have to be addressed if you want to make progress.

Who hasn't experienced that feeling of nervousness mixed with stress and a few drops of despair when work piles up. Relax, you are not alone.


Throughout my professional life I have been able to "taste" that feeling on more than one occasion and, in the end, my strategy is:

猸曪笍 I fix the main objective of the project. There is always one clearly above the others, if you do not detect it, before tackling the tasks, think about which one it is, you must identify it.
猸曪笍 I divide it by short-term ( daily or weekly ) and long-term (monthly) milestones.
猸曪笍 I analyze what I will need to accomplish them (resources).
猸曪笍 With this info, I try to make a short-term calendar, a calendar that is never fulfilled, but it helps to realize the deviations and to tackle the reasons.
猸曪笍 Finally, control all of the above with daily video-meetings through Hangouts/Meets or Zoom.

And you, how do you organize yourself?


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Javier 馃悵 CR

1 year ago #5

Javier 馃悵 CR

1 year ago #4

ReMarkable tablet for all creative tasks, phone calendar for time-sensitive tasks, and notebook application on the computer for project-related tasks. 

Jennifer Smythe

1 year ago #1

I create project planners in Excel. I love the sort and filter function for helping me keep track of updates and due dates. 

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