9 Savvy Ways to Conquer a Workday of Chaos
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Oftentimes it can get a bit hectic in the workplace, no matter what industry you’re in. From meetings and events to deadlines and emails, balancing it all can become challenging. If your workday can be described as chaotic, here are way to sail through it with ease:

1. Prioritize tasks based on your goals and objectives: Not all tasks are created the same. You must determine what your ultimate goal and objective is for the day. Is your job to advocate for a policy, improve turnout for a community event or sell a product or service?

Once you identify the objective of your work that day, it should be easier to identify what should come first.

2. Start with the most important tasks: Determine what’s important and what can wait. Make sure the tasks that you’ve selected for the day are in line with your goals for the day.

Let’s say you’re trying to get the word out for an event in the community. You need to call leaders in the community, craft a flyer to inform people and promote the event through local media. If event logistics aren’t your goal for the day, there’s no reason to coordinate with the center where the event will take place. All you have to do is focus on turnout for today. Nothing else.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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