Re: ad hoc work overwhelms plans

Subject: Re: ad hoc work overwhelms plans
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:48:24 -0700

If I am not setting my own priorities, I tell the owners of the ad hoc work
what my planned projects are and have them talk to the owners of the
planned work about which should take priority. If they can't reach a
consensus for me, I will seek guidance from whoever we report to, going as
far up the management ladder as needed to reach one person we all report to
and they know it.

Haven't had to do it in years.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 7:43 AM, Milan DavidoviÄ <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> Kind of a Friday question; no specific context or examples, just a
> general sort of query:
>
> What do you do when ad hoc work threatens to overwhelm planned work?
>

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