Take These 3 Steps As Soon As You Know You’re Going To Miss That Deadline

When a project deadline looms close, it’s time to take stock on whether or not you’ll hit your target submission date. If not, you can take a few general steps to mitigate the issue. Look at the stress factor and find out where it’s coming from. Communicate to everyone so that all parties are on the same page with timing and effectiveness and always look through your project pipeline to see where a hold up might be. With a few changes, you might be able to scoot it in last minute, but still on time.

Key Takeaways:

  • While the stress of an impending deadline is not always possible to avoid, it’s important to decide, is the onus to get it done now, coming from you, or outside of you.
  • With a deadline fast approaching, it may be necessary to reconfigure your methodology, or just ask for help.
  • Bring everyone relevant on board and present the situation as it stands, as well as proposed solutions and adjusted time frames.

“You’re an incredibly motivated professional–and if I were to take a guess, there are times when you put a lot of pressure on yourself.”

Read more: https://www.fastcompany.com/40453873/what-to-do-when-youre-falling-behind-on-work-and-the-deadline-is-near?partner=feedburner

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