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Top Tips For Priority Management

Priority Management is described as a management discipline which incorporates goal setting, quality strategic planning and project management. As a commercial painting company, we set the bar high with priority management ensuring that our proposals include individual job special considerations, leading product recommendations and a competitive price. Project managing large scale painting jobs requires sound priority management. Here are a few of our Wolfgang go to tips benefiting a multitude of industries: 

Prioritize

  • Reflect: To start, take your time in reflecting on longer term goals; identify and schedule potential key goals for a given segment of time.
  • Wolfgang Pro Tip: When considering short and long term goals always begin with the end in mind.
  • Define: Write out and clearly define in a measurable way what your most important goals are for a given segment of time, be it for the day, week, month or year.
  • Simplify: Identify only up to three goals for the week and month, and one per day.

Plan

  • Plan To Plan: Ensure that you schedule time for planning at the beginning of your day. Try either 10 minutes at the beginning of each work day, or goal for 30 minutes per week.
  • First Things First: After scheduling your time to plan, schedule your daily, weekly, monthly or annual priorities into your calendar.
  • Wolfgang Pro Tip: We suggest using a cloud based calendar such as Google Calendar for 24/7 access.
  • Be Realistic: Be realistic about time on a task; do not over schedule and ensure that you have accounted for slush time between scheduled activities and travel.
  • Task Manager: Utilize a Task Manager tool to keep track of all quick to do items that do not require scheduling.
  • “Inbox Blocks”: When planning, schedule one or more Inbox Blocks to complete all minor items in your Task Manager. Inbox Blocks are the ideal time to check your email, too.

Focus

  • Identify: Refer to your calendar to identify the specific task to tackle, and the specific outcome to reach.
  • Clear: Turn off all possible external stimuli; put your phone on Do Not Disturb mode, shut down your email and select the right environment for the task at hand. Set a timer for up to 60 minutes and focus solely on the task at hand for that duration, avoiding all distractions.
  • Break: Enjoy a break for 5-15 minutes. Get active, have a snack and walk away from any work. Upon returning to work deal with any urgent phone messages before moving on to the next task.
  • Discipline: Create habits to make certain that you only check email and deal with the items in your Task Manager in scheduled Inbox Blocks.
  • Wolfgang Pro Tip: Close each day by reflecting on daily achievements, and taking a glance at the week ahead. Be aware of meetings and upcoming deadlines to provide for a stress free evening and an easy transition into work the next day.
 
Deana Srdic

About the Author: Deana Srdic

Deana Srdic is the Marketing Manager for Wolfgang Commercial Painters. Deana plans and implements Wolfgang’s annual marketing strategy, manages the website, facilitates the Wolfpack’s digital strategy and plans client events. Deana graduated from Camosun College with a degree in Marketing Communications Management and Leadership, an additional general Business diploma and Management certificate. Deana spends her free time working on her personal blog, lifting weights and actively participating in personal growth coaching. She’s a city girl with a passion for consistency.
 

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