How to handle task delays at Work?

Aditya Solge
Nerd For Tech
Published in
Sep 11, 2023

Are unexpected delays causing you stress at work? Fear not!

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  • Before you dive into problem-solving mode, take a moment to relax and clear your mind. A brief break (tea, coffee, or anything) can do wonders.
  • Understand why the delay happened. Was it underestimation, scope change, or other commitments like work meetings?
  • Once you’ve identified the issue, explore potential solutions. Can you reprioritize tasks, seek additional help, or break the work into manageable parts? Consider all options.
  • Now communicate with your manager/team. Share all your findings and also provide recommendations on what should be the path forward.

By following these steps, you’ll not only regain control of your work but also earn trust, reduce overworking, and prepare for future leadership roles. Embrace delays as opportunities for growth!

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Aditya Solge
Nerd For Tech

I'm a full-time freelance software developer who used to work at Amazon. I help students with affordable learning at www.gogettergeeks.com.