Unpacking Design

Episode 119 - Unpacking Job Crunch

Episode Summary

At some point in every designer’s career, they face a moment where they feel like there’s so much left to do for a project, but the deadline is quickly approaching. What often leads to these time crunch moments and how can we avoid them? Learn more about the positive aspects of time crunches as well as common causes and how to avoid them in this episode.

Episode Notes

Shownotes: www.unpackingdesign.com/podcast/119

At some point in every designer’s career, they face a moment where they feel like there’s so much left to do for a project, but the deadline is quickly approaching. What often leads to these time crunch moments and how can we avoid them?

In this episode, Mike talks about his latest experiences deadline with time crunch for an architecture project he’s working on and the way that it consumes his time, energy, and mental capacity after the general work hours at the office. He shares his opinions on how these moments can be positive because it creates an energy around the group to achieve a goal in a set amount of time.

Tim shares his experiences working on projects and rushing to meet a deadline, but talks about the reasons why these situations came up. He mentions the fact that the members of a team, especially the ones who are managing them, are the reasons why these time crunches occur. Maybe it’s that the project was poorly planned on the scheduling side or perhaps team members didn’t uphold their responsibilities. Overall, having a team that work very well together can often resolve any issues that will help them avoid time crunches.

Learn more about the positive aspects of time crunches as well as common causes and how to avoid them in this episode.

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