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Top 5 Tips for Managing Tasks and Priorities for Assistants

I have several tips I can offer on this subject, but here are the top 5. If you make any one of these a habit, you will see an increase in your productivity.

  1. FOCUS! This is the most important of all 5. In a world where people think multitasking is a valued skill, it isn’t. Research proves being focused will move you faster than any other habit.
  2. Next is to focus on your “A” priority items. I can’t tell you how many times I observe administrative assistants at their workplace, at their desk, and they jump from an “A” priority to a “C” priority just because someone handed it to them or emailed their request. Just because something “pops” in front of you does not mean you should drop what you are doing.
  3. Ask others for specific deadlines. This will help you establish your priorities.
  4. Don’t confuse busyness with productivity. You can be busy on the wrong things. Focus on tasks that have an impact and make a difference.
  5. Avoid backlogs of work by keeping information flowing. View yourself as an information flow manager.

For more information on this subject view my free video training for administrative professionals.

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