Your work is piling up, and your to-do list is a mile long. When you take a look at all that you have to accomplish and try to prioritize it, you realize that everything on your list is important and you have no idea in what order to tackle things. What can you do?
The first thing to do is to approach your manager and ask her to prioritize your tasks. Ask which one she would least mind missing deadline on and go from there. You should also try to recruit some help from co-workers. Delegating can help spread the work out a little bit and make sure everything gets done faster. You can also ask your supervisor to reassign some of your tasks. Barring those options, take a look at the deadlines and start with the task that’s due the soonest. If two things are due on the same day, figure out which is more valuable to your company and prioritize that one. Through all of this, you have to stay flexible and open to changes. Working in a fast-paced environment is a challenge, but learning how to prioritize even the most important tasks will help keep you sane.
Read the full article here: It’s All Urgent! Six Ways to Prioritize When Everything’s a Priority