Within the same meeting from the same person for two different things: "this is the absolutely number 1 priority" 🙄

How are priorities communicated in your company?

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In my client’s eye, everything is “the absolutely number one priority”. The list is endless 😵‍💫


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I would call them out and ask them which is actually the priority. Their communication and prioritization sucks.


Hmm client delivery, well-being, capability development, pursuits, supporting inclusivity/community… each is top priority - plus networking, which usually isn’t#1 unless it’s promo year. Oh and don’t forget to make sure all admin stuff (timesheets, independence, expenses, pto, trainings) is solid because that’ll actually affect your bonus $ and reviews..


Ask them to stack rank their number 1 priorities 🤪



Top priority always is the one thing your managers are being pressured on by their leaders. Can change in a minute


Hmm. It depends on the sense of urgency and how it would affect the company in general. You can call them if it is urgent or email if not.

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