What to do when things get a "little" out of control

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

What happens when there are too many projects, too few people or too few hours in the day? As traffic manager, it is my job to ensure that all our clients needs’ are met in a timely fashion according to the agency’s workload, help our whole team avoid missed deadlines and keep employees from feeling completely overwhelmed. The key is to first recognize that there is an issue and then determine the best outcome for all parties involved.
The path of least resistance is always the traffic system. Update it and it’s all solved, right? Well, not quite.
My preferred way of handling the times of extreme overload is to gather all the pertinent information I need from said wonderful traffic system, figure out who I need to talk to and then announce during our morning jolt that I need to discuss workload/timelines with those who are involved with the projects in question. After jolt, we immediately gather, I address my concerns and as a team, we discuss possible solutions until we are all in agreement. Once we determine what is feasible, I notify the employees that will be affected and then update our traffic system.
So, next time you’re in this situation, don’t just update the traffic flow and hope everyone will see it and understand. Pull together a quick 15-minute stand up and get everyone onboard!

More To Explore

B2B Email Marketing

Successful Email Marketing for B2B

Although email has been around longer than social media, instant messages, and even websites, it’s still one of the most effective, affordable ways to get

Contact Us

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Photo of Current360 Associate Creative Director Robert Womack

Rob Womack

If there’s anyone who can honestly say, “Been there, done that,” it’s Rob. After traveling the world for seven years in his 20’s, Rob went to LA and started working in film production. Then it was off to New York, where he learned how to program, which eventually brought him back home to Louisville to build websites. At Current360, Rob heads up our in-house production studio, creating all things digital for our clients — videos, commercials, radio spots, and a lot more. 

When he’s at home, Rob likes to create things like homemade kombucha and music.