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Ultimate New Job by James Innes

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Planning and organisation

Before you can set about planning and organising your new workload, you need to be clear about what it is that you are planning and organising. Your first step is therefore to establish precisely what your various goals in your new job are – and what their respective priorities are.

‘To Do’ lists

For many people, the single most important tool in planning and organisation is a comprehensive list and/or schedule of what work actually needs to be done, generally called a ‘To Do’ list.

You should always have a To Do list – and maybe even several. You could have a master list accompanied by several sub-lists, each representing a different major task or project on your master list, broken up into smaller and more manageable ...

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