I find it is really important to put everything on my list. I also like to estimate how long each task will take. For instance if I have 3-4 things on my list that only take 5 minutes each I know I can squeeze those task in when I have a few extra minutes before my next meeting. Something that might take an hour or two I try to handle early in the day before things start to get busy.
The best part of a list is crossing things off. This is a big part of why I still put pen to paper. There is so much gratification in crossing off a difficult or annoying task. It also helps you see how much you have accomplished and it keeps you on track for the day.
Clearly I am a fan of lists, they work for me. What works for you? How do you stay on top of your ever changing workload?
By Caitlin Mandeville | People Science Talent Advisor II