Boss’s Tip of the Week: Make routine things routine

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If you squander your attention remembering when to do routine tasks or re-inventing the way you do them every time, stop it. Make routine things routine.

Use follow-up files and digital reminders to bring routine tasks and events to your attention. Make a list of what you must do every day, week, month, quarter, or year. Then put your reminder system in place.

Use checklists and simple processes to make sure routine things are done the same way every time.

Don’t squander your valuable attention on routine things. Do them routinely so you can lavish attention on important things.

This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.

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