There is nothing as unprofessional as not hitting your deadline as expected. This is mostly considered an incompetency in your work. Every person or company that works on time are always aware that work must be completed before a certain time.
“Completing your work on time and before your deadlines gives you confidence in your work,” asserts Issa Asad, Florida-based businessman and CEO of 2 companies located across South Florida (including Quadrant Holdings and Q Link Wireless).
There are several things that can help you always complete your job in time. Below are 3 ways to never miss a content deadline.
1. Research and calculate on how long it takes to complete that job
Poor management makes many people start projects without having a good strategy on how to handle them up to the end. Before starting any job, ensure that you have calculated the longest time it can take considering all the factors that may arise in the course of work. The longest time will help you in case there is any delay in the job. Never make the mistake of starting any project without calculating the time you should take. If you feel that the completion time is too little it’s good to discuss it before starting the project. Never agree to start a job that you know it will never get completed in time.
2. Always determine the customer’s plans
Customers and clients usually have a specified time in which they want their job to be completed. It’s advisable that you should ask the person giving the job the time he or she needs the job completed by. Your deadline is the first thing you need to know. It helps you determine the time you should take to complete the project. Customers should also let you know about their long-term plan for their project. Never ignore your customers’ plans. Some of your customers may not give you a specific time to complete your projects, but it’s your responsibility to ensure that you have a specified time. This will also save you time, which leaves you more free to do other profitable jobs.
3. Be honest to yourself all the time
The moment you achieve the discipline to accomplish your jobs on time is when you’ll create a great professional reputation. Always ensure that you complete your jobs in time whether you are given a deadline by your customer or not. However, if you know that you will not be able to finish a project within the specified time period, be honest with yourself and your client. This ensures that even if you don’t complete the job in time, you will have gained confidence in a customer.