Taking Up the Slack: Doing the Job He Left Behind
Losing a colleague can be hard, but there is a need to get the job done he left behind. Taking on the mantle of responsibility can be daunting, but it is possible to complete the task with the right approach.
Create a Timeline
The first step in the process of doing your colleague’s job is to break it down into manageable tasks. Creating a timeline will give you a solid foundation for what needs to be done now, and what can wait until later.
- Prioritize: Determine what jobs and tasks will get first priority.
- Delegate: Determine who can step in to help with any tasks that cannot be completed alone.
- Organize: Break the tasks down into steps that can be completed in a logical order.
Ask for Help When Needed
It is important to remember that you don’t have to do this alone. It’s okay to ask for help from fellow colleagues if you need to. They may be able to provide insight and advice about how to approach the task and make sure you’re on the right track.
It is also important to consider the long-term implications of the job. If the job will eventually fall to you, it is a good idea to think ahead and determine how you can continue to do the job even after the initial work has been completed. Thinking ahead will help you stay organized and on top of the task.
Above all else, stay positive. It’s easy to let the stress of the job get to you, but it’s important to remember that the job is yours to complete. With the right approach and help from fellow colleagues, it can be done.