When you have a lot to do at once, there are more chances of having conflicts among the priorities.
Let’s understand this by taking a scenario of an IT Bootcamp
student, who’s also a development internee at an IT firm. He faces conflicting priorities between his crucial role for the upcoming project launch and his presentations coming up at the Bootcamp. Well, what are the ways such an individual may seek to address an urgent project launch and get himself prepared for the presentations at the same time?
The above-discussed scenario depicts the understanding of challenges and dealing with the priorities. To overcome these potential obstacles, let's move on to a few important things that help you stay on top of hard things:
- Communication is the key: Communicate proactively with both your employer and educational institution about your commitments and seek flexibility where possible. Manage your communication channel as well, since it shows how you share your information and thoughts with your colleagues and fellow students. Or the other way around, use the best channel of communication that fits your needs.
- Plan ahead and anticipate potential conflicts: Setting clear expectations from your workspace and your institute helps avoid future problems. Doing this will help you anticipate the conflicts, determine the worst-case scenario in case the conflict escalates, and allow you to create a predetermined solution to deal with the situation accordingly.
- Consider delegating or outsourcing: Multitasking is awesome but it can cause problems sometimes. If you have a lot on your plate, don’t take on too much and prioritize the things that need your attention. Also, depending on the nature of the tasks, you can share your workload with your missing smth to get it done right.