As a finance leader or CFO, you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. From ensuring that the company is making money to managing the budget, there are a lot of tasks you must complete on a daily basis. On top of this you will be involved in change projects. Then there is your role as a trusted advisor to the rest of the management team. You need to manage your workload. You need to make sure that the important tasks are given sufficient emphasis while making sure the urgent and routine things don’t swallow up your whole agenda.
Managing your workload doesn’t have to be difficult. With a little bit of planning and organization, you can stay on top of everything. Helene Brichet Herbinet, part of the GrowCFO mentoring team joins Kevin Appleby on this episode of the GrowCFO show. Together they give some great tips for both increasing your personal efficiency and maximising your personal effectiveness. By following these tips, you can make the workload more manageable and get back on track.
If you’re finding that your workload is unmanageable, it may be time to seek out professional help. There are many CFOs who specialize in helping others manage their workloads effectively. By hiring someone to help manage your workload, you can free up your time to focus on more important tasks. If you’re not sure where to start, there are plenty of resources available online. With a little bit of research, you can find the help you need to get your workload under control. Within GrowCFO we have a team of professional mentors ready to help. Premium and corporate members have an entire course on personal effectiveness they can access in the GrowCFO training library.
- Find a GrowCFO mentor
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- Helene Brichet Herbinet on LinkedIn
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00:40 Personal effectiveness or personal efficiency?
01:51 How do you manage your workload?
02:43 Being intentional about how you allocate your time
05:46 Keeping your to do list under control
07:20 Separating work life and personal life
11:59 When other people take over your agenda
14:20 Setting expectations
16:51 Reviewing the quality of your own work
20:27 The art of challenging plans budgets and forecasts
23:53 What should you do yourself and what should you delegate
25:53 Developing your finance team
27:19 The RACI model
33:29 Social networks and the danger of always being switched on
36:08 Managing deadlines
What tips do you have for managing your workload? Why not share the things that work for you in the forum?