Make a WIP (Work In Process) Board

Problem: Your boss has no idea what you’re working on, and he or she is always giving you items that are number one priority, causing you to drop what you’re currently doing (which used to be top priority) and switch to this new item. Solution: Showing status is one of management’s favorite pasttimes.  There areContinue reading “Make a WIP (Work In Process) Board”

Carve Out Some Focus Time

Problem: You’re constantly bombarded with interruptions, requests, action items, meetings, phone calls, emails, etc. that you can hardly get any one thing done. Solution: Don’t be.  In other words, choose not to. There are two types of interruptions, 1) by someone else, called an interruption, and 2) by your self, called a distraction. Distractions may stillContinue reading “Carve Out Some Focus Time”