This is a recurring issue with my clients. They fall victim to underestimation which leads to over commitment and then overwork ... which repeats and amplifies the cycle. This is a simple video and post, but a big, big issue.
About half my practice now seems to be finding and calming the level of interruptions my clients have. They are already overwhelmed with work, interruptions only increase the more overwhelmed we are, creating a cascade.
Teams and individuals end up context switching when interrupted. Some interruptions are easily avoidable. What are some common interruptions you or your team have found ways to mitigate and how did you do it?
This is list number six. If you haven’t yet, go back and read the post Top Ten Reasons Why I Hate Lists. As with all lists, this is short, blunt, and intended to start a discussion. Risk mitigation, risk assessment, risk management … we insure ourselves from risk, put buffers in our estimates to compensate for risk, and we make decisions based on risk.
These people call me weekly and try to sell me on their scam. Every week I say no. They call from different numbers and different places to fool me into answering the phone. So, Kyle MacGregor, if that's you're real name, I'm pretty over you and Swan Energy.