Why do you hear important things last minute?

“Hey boss, remember that thing you wanted me to do, well I didn’t have enough time to do it.”  ….. Now you tell me…..

We all have heard it, from employees, from managers, from friends and from family as well.  Focusing on the workplace though, everyone has been told that something couldn’t get done or that they forgot to tell you something and brought it up last minute.

The following are a few tips on how to battle against procrastination of communication:

Time Management

Employees and managers need to consistently work on their time management skills.

Tips for Good Time Management

  • Creating Milestones
  • Open Communication with the team and/or boss
  • Saying No to unnecessary work requests
  • Stopping yourself and asking if what I am doing now is important to hit my milestones

Follow up

Following up isn’t just a manager’s job duty, it’s everyone’s job duty.  If you were in a team and were tasked to do a specific job, after sometime you should go to the other team members to see how far their progress has progressed to get a idea of the team’s overall progress.

Communication

If there are milestones that need to be reached so that certain goal can be hit, there needs to be communication, without communication, it is guaranteed that those set milestones will not be reached.

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