A. You block out one or two chunks of time during the day to tackle your inbox and outside of those times, colleagues and clients know to contact you via work instant messenger, phone or face-to-face.
B. You check all emails as and when they come through and spend long periods of time sorting and replying to them throughout the day.
A. Your smartphone stays in your bag, on silent, during the day and you only check it before and after work, during breaks and at lunchtime.
B. Your smartphone sits on your desk, on loud, and you regularly check it for messages, personal emails or to browse social media between work tasks and meetings.
A. You set realistic deadlines after communicating with your wider team and those involved internally and externally. If you anticipate a deadline may not be met, you communicate and agree upon a revised time to complete the task.
B. You say yes to everyone, because you feel under pressure to please, look good and seem smart. You end up sacrificing quality of work in order to complete tasks on time and often fail to meet deadlines because you have too much work on.
A. You’ve asked or accepted offers for relevant training (internal or external) and set aside time for reading or learning about industry goings-on on during your commute or at lunch. You believe that if you don’t ask, you don’t get.
B. You think access to online tools, resources and/or training would benefit your role and future career, but are unsure what your employer offers to employees and haven’t asked. You’re waiting until it comes up in a conversation with a colleague.