There are three better things you can do, to do things better. I’ll write the first one here. If you like it, click the link below to read the next two!
1. Interrupt each other less…with more.
How many times are you interrupted each day by other people? (And, how many times do you let yourself interrupt yourself?) Here is something you can try that may just change the way you do things:
Interrupt other people less…with more to talk about each time. First thing each morning, schedule a 15-minute (or more) meeting each up to 4 people you’re going to work with that day. Then, dedicate one page of your note book to 4 people you’re going to talk to throughout that day. Draw two lines, one top to bottom, one left to right, so that you have 4 boxes to fill. Label each box one of those people you’re going to talk to, and between now and the next time you talk to them add to their list.
When you do talk (in person or on video chat) actually show them your list. Who knows, if this works like it should you’ll wind up saving time each day by grouping all the decisions that need to be made.
A. They don’t have to decide whether or not to pick up the phone for “just one little thing.”
B. You don’t have to decide to “try and remember” something to tell them later.
C. You don’t have to decide whether to call, email or talk to (in person) your colleague, it’s already on the calendar.
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