Use the OATS formula to plan the upcoming week — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Devote 15 minutes on Friday afternoon to planning your next week. Start with Objectives: What must get done by next Friday? Then identify the Actions you must take. Assign a Time to each action, leaving a cushion in case of problems or delays. Now reach for your weekly planner and set a Schedule for next week. Balance tasks so that you aren’t swamped with the hardest stuff all at once, and cluster related jobs to maximize efficiency.