Managing Priorities



  • Starts May 29, 2016
  • Duration 2 Months
  • Class Duration 7:00 - 9:00
  • Institution ABC University
  • Seats Available 23 Student
  • Level All level
Course Price: $270.00

Managing Multiple Priorities

There are specific skills and steps that you can learn to effectively manage multiple priorities – and to actually assess which activities you need to work on first – then next in order to tame your daily and weekly schedule. I’ve tried to organize the best time management advice I can find into one place and to make it “research administrator-friendly.”

Assessing Urgency and Importance

sk a colleague who is feeling overwhelmed about their workload and its common to hear the phrase “I’m putting out fires left and right” or “they want everything done right this minute.” These are reflections of the perceived urgency of a situation (which may or may not have actual deadlines attached to them). I’m actually working on a project right now that has a lot of importance attached to it, but the faculty member has not deemed it very urgent, because he is not getting back to me with a key piece of information that is required for me to handle the project. The bottom line is that we tend to feel less able to manage our work when we have fewer pieces of information with regard to urgency and importance. When we ask more questions about this, we can better manage our workload.