Planning : Workplace

When you wake up from a good sleep — it could be anytime of the day as per what you want to do or what your schedule for the day turns out to be; what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

Is it anything that you are tensed about or is it something that you think you want to get done, does it happen that you get second thoughts that it would have possibly been better if you had not done it in a rush unless it is something that had to only be done at the last minute.

Planning certain things in advance really helps and am not sure how many of you reading this will really agree or disagree with this. Lists will obviously be a part of this planning, but having some bigger plans or goals chalked out will help to a great extent.

Everyone holds a different position and responsibility at the workplace so irrespective of flexibility or with ground rules here’s how people and overall functioning will benefit:

  1. When you have a team to lead at your workplace, being before time for a training or meeting helps — you’re creating the right expectations and actually leading.
  2. If you are the one who has called for the meeting; then it is super important you have an idea of what exactly you want to convey to the team or members in the meeting and get the intended result from the meeting.
  3. In order to do both of the above it is necessary you wake up first, do your routines at home and reach your workplace on time unless you have wings and can fly through the traffic or your home is your office.
  4. Make sure you put ideas that keep popping in your head into a notepad or even on the device that you are working on — helps when you want to convey it to a group or even a person in particular.
  5. If you have planned this far, make sure you also keep a track of the time frame in which you want to conduct the meeting or be a part of the meeting — many times you might not even be required or be a part of the meeting unless you are a stakeholder or decision maker during that particular meeting or post that meeting.
  6. Track of the time frame because you might just need to do something post that meeting — possibly attend another one or do something else.
  7. Post the meeting keep adding things to your daily tasks for the day — it helps in getting the final outcome. Keep striking off your tasklist or checklist as and when you get things done or update the status of your tasks, that will make you feel good while you are keeping a tab of what you are getting done.

This is just a part of the whole planning process — what you really need to keep in mind is that it will differ as you climb up the ladder, but the basics remain the same and you will always have the benefit of different trainings at regular intervals or you can always self enhance your skills and abilities depending on what learning resources are available at your workplace.

Many times planning can be tricky, depending on the work culture at your workplace but you just have to manoeuvre. Striking the right balance between going with the flow and planning is certainly not a bad thing.

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Hope you had a good start to your week, here’s some more to keep you going.

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