Life throws curveballs. Problems pop up and deadlines
go off track. Do your best to keep one step ahead of botched deadlines with a
little contingency planning.
While not every problem can be anticipated and planned
for in advance, having a general game plan for dealing with missteps will get you
back on track faster. The next time a missed deadline looms, reflect on these
tips and power through.
If you have missed, or are going to miss a deadline, the first step is coming
clean. Let your boss or client know that the deadline isn't going to be met.
When possible, give advance notice that the deadline is slipping. By coming
clean in advance, you may be able to renegotiate the deadline. At the very least, your client or boss will
appreciate not being blind-sided.
Culpa: Missed deadlines generally mean apologies are in
order. If your client or colleague dropped the ball and this resulted in the unmet
deadline, this may not apply. But if the responsibility for missing the mark lies
with you, a sincere apology is in order.
Cracking: Missed deadlines require an action plan for getting the
project back on track. Determine if more time, additional staff or new
resources are needed to right the course. Having an action plan in place when
you reveal a deadline is likely to be missed can help soften the blow and allow
you to still appear in control.
Again: Once a deadline has been missed, do your utmost to
ensure it doesn't happen again. Chronically missing deadlines reflects poorly
on your work and time-management skills. Do whatever it takes-work
late, get up early, subcontract the work-but
get it done on time.
How do you deal with missed deadlines? Do you
have tips to ensure you never miss them? Share your thoughts here and on the Pendaflex Facebook page.
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