I don’t know about you, but having a giant project to complete really can stress me out. When I look at the big picture, it seems overwhelming, so I break the project down into smaller steps. It goes kind of like this:
1. Take a deep breath.
2. Think about the entire project and then figure out the major steps. Put each step on a timeline, working backwards from the due date.
3. Break each major step into small steps.
4. Start working on the first small step.
Yes, writing up the company’s very first staff manual (and all employee job descriptions) in two weeks sounds impossible, but completing the pages on employee dress codes and conduct today sounds very possible. As long as you make each small deadline, that big project will be done on time.
Originally posted on April 2, 2006 @ 5:46 am