As a manager, you could drive yourself and your staff crazy responding to every “urgent” request that you receive. How do you sort through the requests and decide when it is right to “jump” and get it done? Here are some questions you can ask yourself:
Who is the request coming from? How does this influence my response?
How does the request fit in with the goals and deadlines I have been given?
Do I/we have the time to respond? Will something else get pushed aside?
Is the request worth jumping for?