In most organizations, we manage our own working time around meetings. In order to make our time effective we try to match our tasks with the meetings requests that we receive; unfortunately, we often end up with the so-called “back to back“.
We need to find time for ourselves. To do what? Several things. It is true that attending many meetings gives you visibility and allow you to proceed with your work tasks (well, not always) …. however, in order to complete your work, to grow and develop you have to think about what’s really important. You need to dedicate time to training, networking or sorting out your work admin.
What is an easy solution to reduce your back to back?
Block your calendar! It allows you to handle also any last-minute requests without having to worry too much. Try it out and you will notice that you’d manage better your work priorities and your needs (=training and work tasks).