One multi-tasking/prioritization thing I like to follow is a system called GTD (Get Things Done). This system, essentially helps you compartmentalize items into several buckets. (and by items I mean, emails, letters, projects, ect.)
You basically divide things into:
–Actionable Items – which you need to address right away (within the day)
–To-Do Items – which are less of a priority, but still should address by you
–Waiting On Items – which you are waiting on (you would periodically follow up on these)
-File Away Items – to keep for future reference..
You can create the above as folders in your email or physical folders (if you’re still dealing with a lot of of paperwork)
With this simple filing system, I am able to focus on the most important items. The system also helps ensure nothing slips through the cracks.
Contributed by Michael Ripa – The owner of Dash Designs (www.dash-to.com)
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