Too many projects

If you are lucky this would be about setting priorities and distribution of the work load.

But more often this issue is about the mood of the staff who feels overworked and underpaid.

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Depth of problem

The re-setting priorities issue could simply be a Production problem, level 2 of the Problem Depth Chart. The more likely, deeper issue may be at level 5, Mood of the Group or staff who think work is about starting at 8 am and going home at 5 pm regardless of what is left on their plates.

What you can do now for free

Assuming the easier-to-address issue of work distribution and priorities, institute weekly 1-hour team meetings to continuously assign and review projects and priorities.

Mood issues are more deep-seated and require that management involve its staff more in day-to-day decision making.

What you can do now for a low cost

Learn about how to hold effective meetings in Volume III.

See how to set priorities objectively in Volume IV.

Mood issues reach deeper into Accountability practices described in Volume IX.

What CCCC feels you should really do

A Consulting Session with a fix on priorities and distribution offers a first rung solution.

At the same top level, would be a Painless Meetings (Business and Conceptual) session to get real communications within an enterprise.

Finally, Mood can only be brought in line with a serious approach such as an Accountability thrust at work.

Related Problem Domains:  Financial | Production & Operations

Problem Depth Chart