Learn about how to communicate with coworkers about personal schedule boundaries and explore how work-life balance is essential to long term productivity.
- How can you be a supportive co-worker or leader … when team members interrupt you after hours? … This can be a tricky balance because most of us … want to be helpful and care about others, … but we also need to have a balanced personal life. … Begin by establishing a consistent … one-on-one meeting schedule. … I cover this in-depth in my course … on leading productive one-on-meetings on LinkedIn Learning. … The basic idea is to have a pre-established, recurring time … in both your calendars where you will meet … to discuss all your quick questions. … Think of one person who frequently interrupts you, … or perhaps you interrupt them. … Typically, one 25-minute meeting per week … is a great place to start. … This gives you enough time to stay on top of things … without there being too long a time between these meetings. … If you feel weekly isn't frequent enough, … perhaps try twice a week with a shorter length of time, … maybe 15 minutes to check in twice per week. … Then, if a co-worker approaches you with a question …
- Identify the end goal of a one-on-one meeting.
- Explain how to follow up after delegating a task to a team member.
- Recall one question you can ask to reduce unnecessary meetings.
- Identify the best way to approach a situation where a coworker is disorganized and struggles with time management.
- Give an example of advice you could offer a new manager concerning time management.