When projects get out of hand, when the team is short-staffed, when plans change—I have to admit, I haven’t always had the capacity to pick up the slack when called to do so. These periods end up highlighting how much I’m actually lacking the organizational skills needed to handle curve balls and, well, move up in my career. And when these curve balls come, my over-thinking brain cannot handle it and I shut down completely.
Toward the end of 2017, I was able to observe the tricks of some of the most organized people I work with. And while I still haven’t covered all the bases, these 5 little changes have made a major impact in my workflow.