Posts Tagged ‘ Tasks ’

If Emergency Re-Prioritize

Friday, May 18th, 2012

RevBuilders presents Time and Task Management 6 of 6: If Emergency, Re-Prioritize.  You've made it!Time and Task Management: 6 of 6

Step 5: If an emergency comes up, or you reach the end of your list, stop and do another prioritization.

So, you’re moving on down your task list, and everything’s going smoothly…until you get that email, or that phone call. It’s the all-time critical, emergency fire that you absolutely have to do, and your priority list doesn’t matter.

Or, you hit the end of your prioritized task list for the day, and it’s only noon, and you’ve got five hours left.

What now?
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Work Down the Prioritized List

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Step 4 of Time and Task Management - Work Down the Prioritized ListTime and Task Management: 5 of 6

Step 4: Work down your list, and stay only on the task you are on until you cannot do anything more with it.

Ugh. That’s my response to today’s blog post – ugh. What a difficult, terribly difficult, concept. I still struggle with this one constantly. You have created finally your task or to-do list and prioritized it, but if you can’t stick with it, it becomes meaningless. And by stick with it, I mean that excluding Critical tasks, you must stay on the course of what you prioritized.

For myself, there tends to be three common reasons I come off of my prioritized task list: (more…)

Prioritize

Friday, May 4th, 2012

RevBuilders presents Time and Task Management 4 of 6: Prioritize - climb those stairs!Time and Task Management: 4 of 6

Step 3: Prioritize

This is probably the step you’ve been really waiting for – how to prioritize. I wish I would have learned so much of this so long ago.

I can’t tell you specifically what to prioritize, but I’ll try and give you some guidelines on how I prioritize: (more…)

Schedule Time for Prioritization

Friday, April 27th, 2012

RevBuilders: The second step requires actually prioritizing your Prioritization, and setting aside time for it.Time and Task Management: 3 of 6

Step 2: Schedule when you will do your prioritization, and time for it.

I know, you’re probably staring at this, trying to make sure you read it right. You did – you need to schedule when you are going to prioritize. I know this might seem counter-intuitive or useless, but if you don’t schedule your time out, you would be amazed at how easily your prioritization time will be lost.
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5 Steps to More Effective Time and Task Management

Friday, April 13th, 2012

RevBuilders: The Steps to Task and Time Management Can Seem DifficultTime and Task Management: 1 of 6

I’m not going to pretend to be super-knowledgeable about managing time or tasks (known at RevBuilders as to-do’s, actually, but tasks is a little easier to write). However, I can honestly say I’ve learned a lot about the management of time and tasks, and I wish I would have known a lot of this when I first started working at RevBuilders (and even in my prior work at an automobile repair shop).
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