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Develop an End of Day Routine

I was quizzed the other day about how to make a working day effective, and stop people from working late into the evening.

It was a good question and it got us talking about the essentials of a working day. There are certainly some tasks that need to be completed each and every day. There are also tasks that need to be managed over a slightly longer period of time to match your available capacity. (OK, sometimes you do need to flex your capacity, but I am talking about the longer term here).

If you know the essentials then you can devise a simple 'exit' from your daily working. The notion is that if you can tick these items off your list each and every day then you can wrap up the working day more effectively. If you can do that then you have a good chance of making the working days and weeks more effective.

Have you got an end of day routine?

Giles Johnston
Author, Consultant and Chartered Engineer