I recently got asked to take on two new items of work. My first order of business was to create a plan so that I could balance my time and set expectations.
Both of the new tasks are pretty high visibility. There has been a little bit of belt tightening in our area lately, as I work in the health care sector and things are generally getting squeezed due to anticipated revenue falls from the changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama-care). My role had largely been a support role, and while it fed a lot of people a lot of important information, the tasks weren’t on the ‘front lines’, so to speak, and I had been trying to get some more high visibility work.