Monday, June 28, 2010

Crunch Time

Almost everyone and every industry has it's crunch time. For some it is at the end of the fiscal year or quarter. Others might find that their crunch time is a few weeks before the big scheduled event. Regardless of what the cause of the "crunch", it is always a good idea to look at the handling and management of the crunch.

  • Take some formal time to review all of the necessary steps
  • Do some calendering of required activities
  • Build in some extra time for the unknown problems. They are bound to arise.
  • Insert some time for taking breaks. Breaks can help reduce stress and keep you healthy.
  • Close and celebrate. You and your team deserve it.
  • Evaluate and make changes and workable adaptations for the next time. 
  • Get your future crunch time scheduled on your calendar and protect it by excluding unnecessary tasks or chores during this time. 

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