Finding Balance In Action: Break up big tasks at work into manageable steps

Do you have any big projects on the go at work? Break up your big projects up into manageable steps and diarize when to complete each step. This way you can keep from feeling overwhelmed and also see the daily progress towards the completion of a project as you cross off your daily to do.


For example, if I were overseeing a major renovation project I would break it down as follows:


Inspect site and list all the jobs needed to be done

Get three quotes for each job

Approve the quotes

Send confirmation of work to contractors and book them in

Receive all necessary health and safety documents

Proceed with works

Review works for remedials


Are there any major projects you could break down into more manageable steps at work? Do you think it would help you feel more in control of the project as a whole? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.

Problem solving; Can’t decide? You may not have to!

Although there are definitely times when deciding which specific solution is needed is not only wise but necessary there are also times when a multi-pronged approach is beneficial. For example, when solving how to get to work in the shortest amount of time requires only one solution deciding how to maximize your chances of finding work you might want to adopt several strategies as listed in this weeks series post.


If you do decide to adopt a multi-pronged approach it is important to recognize why this will benefit you. Does it strengthen the likelihood of solving your problem? Are there diminishing returns with the number of complimentary strategies you adopt?