Articles by Ami Vora
- Asking for help is a competitive advantage
Ami reflects on her reluctance to ask for help at work due to fears of looking weak or wasting a favor. She discusses reframing asking for help as enlisting others in their journey and being open to changing their mind. Asking for help has been a competitive advantage for successful people around her and she encourages others to practice asking for help to tackle hard problems.
- 5 tips to make context-switching work for me
Ami shares tips for keeping focus and energy when faced with back-to-back meetings and tasks: 1. Prioritizing the most important efforts and empowering others to take on projects helps reduce workload. 2. It is better to fully focus during meetings rather than multitask, as multitasking makes meetings less useful and more tiring. 3. Setting timers for must-do tasks and intentionally changing context between meetings improves productivity. 4. Having even a short buffer period to transition mentally aids in picking up the next topic. 5. Sending work in progress is better than letting perfect be the enemy of done when time is limited.