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Lots of new responsibilities: Looking for advice

Hey all,

I just went from being a resident with 0 administrative responsibility (except for patients) to being in charge of the pharmacy department of a 220 bed hospital with about 40 or so people I'm responsible for.

Basically I'm freaking out. I need advice and I've just bought GTD and am looking for ways to keep up before I inevitably fall behind.

Any advice, suggestions, or anecdotes would be greatly appreciated.

[Ed's note: I "bumped" this question because I missed it first time around, and I'd love to hear what sorts of advice people have. -- Merlin]

robgt's picture

Yet more on the people...

I agree with Nelking and Brianjdoherty - the people are key to this.

Firstly if you don't have intermediaries who manage groups of the 40 people then you probably need to consider doing this. No-one can realistically manage 40 individuals on their own. Even Jesus Christ only managed 12 key people.

I've also found it's good to remember that if you spend a large proportion of time investing in your people rather than tasks that they could be doing, you'll get WAY more done. A 5% productivity improvement across 40 people means much more work being accomplished than if you improve your own productivity by 5%!

This may be simple stuff and you may have heard it before but these are two of the things I have to keep reminding myself about.




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