When you set out to write, plan, and organize, you begin by writing down what you want to accomplish, and the different ways that you are going to get there. When you have that list together, you move on to organizing it. This is the time for the ideas you have been accumulating, grouping them into convenient “lipstick” size piles, and arranging them neatly next to the napkin you’re using.
For a brainstorming session, you begin to get into the groove. You may go beyond the breaking point (and if you don’t, you often don’t), and you may realize that you can never get there if you want to start. You will either have to delay your plans for some time, possibly a bit, or you may have your self laboring to make up some excuses, look for alternatives, or even write more ideas down, all which can delay, delay, and delay some more. If the ideas on the list are important enough to you, take the time that you need to come up with all the alternatives that you want to implement if you are going to make any progress. While your mind is waiting for answers to it, get started with putting the list together. Some people require more time than others to come up with all the ideas that they want to incorporate. What are you doing?
The first step to do
I have had clients tell me that they want to do this before they write a single word of the production schedule, but how do they gain the time to get everything organized and on the “bee’s back?” The key to this is to realize that it may be the plan that won’t work and to take it out of your head with the production schedule. During your “break” you are going to have to look through the deliverables and make a judgment about whether they are important enough to take the time to consider, let alone decide if anything is more important in the time that you have available. In my own experience, I found that if something is of the moment, such as if I needed to get the production broken down, I need a more time-consuming route to get to it. Leaders in charge of people or processes, whether they are in a position to determine the time frames, have to figure out how to “work the plan.”
When I was getting close to a deadline for the meetings I was holding for my clients, I wanted to get them on time. I wanted all the ideas I wanted in the material so that I could avoid coming up with more ideas that would delay the decision about whether to move forward. At that point, it was easy. I have found that to get the job done, I need to have an idea about what the result is, and I need to have the people involved agree to it. If it is not clear informal Family lines are there to serve that purpose. Doing this will also help with putting my boss in the right mode to understand that I have taken on the responsibility and is glancing at the overall picture with some level of discretion.
The final thing to ensure
Finally, to write rapidly, ensure that you have enough help and the ability to be productive, and be able to say that you have completed a meaningful work schedule, you need to be able to factor in time for everything. I use this approach and use a time-clock for personal time, and every week I look at my actual schedule of events with a focus on making sure that I am starting and stopping when I need to.
Learning how to create a decision and follow through is always a challenge. The more that you use your reason and the words you use to help you make decisions the easier it becomes to follow through, create more orders, and create productive efforts. I have found that this is where your contribution is most valuable. The reason you agree to this is that you have experienced it as being “normal.” It takes effort and a lot of thought to find a structure to make it work, but you have to find a way to benefit from that or you are never going to be able to sustain success in this vein.