Have Systems In Place

Tuesday 15 October, 2002

Karaj was on at me this morning to sort out my procedures and have systems in place to cope with the workload. Starting to see that I have things the wrong way round. I have been looking to get on top of my work and perhaps then establish systems whereas I need to have the systems now, otherwise I really am just firefighting and the backlog will never be cleared. He repeated that am fucking around, not facing up to my responsibilities; not using the to-do list and living in a fantasy world where things have to be perfect rather than just getting the job done.

Ishwar phoned and I challenged him about his lack of a to-do list. I could not be aggressive in my challenge as Karaj is, but together we established a procedure for Ishwar to deliver his list each Saturday rather than mess around on Mondays. For a change I was able to say where I am: fed up and hanging on. Ishwar ‘reassured’ me that there’s only another 2½ months to go and then things get worse!

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