>How to organize my planning to invest in the job I want?


When talking to people who work in different industries, in companies big and small, I hear many times that people want to make a move towards the job they really want, however have difficulty creating time in the weekly agenda.

Part of your brand is, that you are what you do. So if you want to be an ICT specialist in e-commerce software but spend over 80% of your time on finance planning, you are in trouble.

In many cases it’s a matter of focus and discipline, more than just: “if I only had time”, or “my manager doesn’t give me any possibility to promote”, and my favorite one: “no one sees what I’m good at”!

You can twist and turn many ways however, it’s time to get the bull by the horns.

In the matrix below you will find an easy method to weekly monitor what you are really doing and how it matches what you want to do or should be doing to make it match you, your brand.

For instance, if you are working in a financial department and want to be manager of this department, consider how much time you should spend on financial planning. This is execution. 

Should it not be that you create more space for a People management course since this matches your vision?

The matrix is straightforward, the projects that you should be working on in order to make it match your brand, are in the left upper corner. The more it goes to the right the less you learn.

The more it goes up, the more it matches your vision.
To make it easier try to cluster activities into projects. As an example; if you spend 25% of your hours on reporting, you may consider cluster these activities into a project named reporting. As reporting can be necessary but not something that you should be doing, you can decide to delegate it or discuss with your manager how to organize it differently.


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Posted on November 2, 2010, in focus, planning, project portfolio matrix. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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