I have been repeatedly told that I have a tendency to drop things when doing context switch between multiple tasks. How to manage my tasks effectively so that I can minimize this pattern?
Thank you for asking. I have been there multiple times.
Here are a couple of things that helped me:
1. Since my team has a lot of random work, I started to reserve 20% of my time for that work. It helped me take up new tasks without overworking or dropping existing ones.
2. Inviting the team lead and manager to make decisions on priority and being upfront about what can and cannot be done. It will help you and your lead/manager understand your workload and expectations.
3. Dividing your weekly tasks into three categories can help you track how many items you have in the high-priority bucket. If it goes above your threshold, push back and invite lead/manager in re-prioritizing.
Great question. As an avid context switcher, I have some tips for this.
Hope this helps!
I feel this question! (lots of dangling sentences and incomplete Slack messages...)
What helps me:
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