What to do When there's too much to do

  1. "Sorry - I'd love to help out, but I don't have the bandwidth right now."
    What are the three most mind-numbing time-wasting hoops you must jump through on a weekly basis?

    And then listen to the responses. Don't get defensive or combative. Instead, scribble down everything people say and soak it in.
  2. What time-draining procedures or activities do you find yourself doing more than three times a week?

    The purpose of this question is to identify the "debris" littering your coworkers' high-speed highway and slowing them down repeatedly. You'll also discover redundancy if multiple people do the same thing.
    How can we help you get things done more quickly? 

    Brainstorm ways to automate your systems and reduce wasted time, so you can all get you work done faster, leave the office earlier, and get home to your lives.
  3. What changes can you make to improve the methods and procedures you're using?

    What can you do to work more effectively?

    What's holding you back?
    What new systems are benefiting your life?

    What's frustrating you?

    What's keeping you from doing what you know you should be doing?

    What obstacles do you perceive?
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What to do When there's too much to do
Laura Stack