Most of us have a routine when we get to work. Get a cup of coffee (or tea, or water). That’s the first thing on the list. Greet your co-workers, start your computer, check your phone for emails, and get started on your day. My routine goes like this: I bring my coffee, so I don’t have to get any, start my computer; sort my mail; organize my desk; retrieve the download from the companies; match the policy numbers to the customer that the system couldn’t find; print the download email; export, sort, and print the unbilled policy lists; distribute the unbilled policy lists; check my suspense; check the Alerts for any policies that need attention; read the emails for three email addresses; sort and distribute the emails; record the payments to the companies; record the payments to our office; and finally, I can start my day. Whew! Oh, yeah, I forgot, I need to retrieve the morning faxes from the web site and check our Facebook account……Hmmm…..what else am I forgetting?
When you get into a routine and that routine gets interrupted, do you have a hard time getting back into your work mode? It is not easy. When someone changes your routine, do you have a hard time with it? Change is not always easy. You make think it is more work, when actually, most of the time; it is just a reorganization of what you do in a more efficient way. Change. Try it, you might like it. Keep an open mind as things are always changing around you.