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How productively do you use slow periods at work to catch up on important projects?

Our reader poll today asks: How productively do you use slow periods at work to catch up on important projects? Very: I take full advantage of slow periods to catch up: 37% Somewhat: I get some things done but also chill out a bit: 53% Not very: I end up wasting the opportunity slow times present: […]

Do you tend to do things right the first time or act now and fix later?

Our reader poll today asks:  Do you tend to do things right the first time or act now and fix later? I invest in doing it right the first time: 79% I take action and fix as needed later: 21% Understand the cost of fast action. While there are some situations that require fast more than […]

How do you handle embarrassing situations where you accidentally cc someone on a message not intended for them?

Our reader poll today asks:  How do you handle embarrassing situations where you accidentally cc someone on a message not intended for them? I ignore it and hope they never see the message: 5% I try to recall the message full well knowing that might trigger them to read it: 10% I send another message […]

How effectively does your organization say “no” to work that is “off strategy?”

Our reader poll today asks:  How effectively does your organization say “no” to work that is “off strategy?” Very: if it’s not on strategy, we don’t do it. Ever: 8% Mostly: we say “no” to most distractions but not all: 33% Kind of: a fair number of distractions get worked on: 22% Not very: we […]

How rigorously do you maintain your professional network?

Our reader poll today asks:  How rigorously do you maintain your professional network? Very: I put a lot of time and effort into strengthening my network: 16% Kind of: I’ll spend time on it when I have free time: 33% Not very: I neglect maintaining it most of the time: 41% Not at all: I […]

How would you best describe your relationship with delivering end-of-year reviews?

Our reader poll today asks:  How would you best describe your relationship with delivering end-of-year reviews? I think they’re a great tool for managing performance and developing people: 10% They’re OK, but they definitely have limitations: 32% They’re not at all good for managing performance: 27% I hate them and do them under duress: 17% […]