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Feeling overwhelmed with your workload

Feeling overwhelmed with your workload

Working from home often means that supervisors don't know how hard their team works. As a result, you may feel overwhelmed with the tasks that are loaded on your plate.

Don't assume you are supposed to feel overwhelmed. You should be able to speak to your team leader about your workload. However, some preparation would help.


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Document your tasks

Document your tasks

You can't just say that you have too much work. You need to be specific.

Create a clear list of everything on your to-do list, due dates, and estimates of how long it will actually take to complete those tasks. This list will help understand the workload and what trade-offs would need to be made to have a more manageable list of tasks.

However, be prepared for your boss to tell you that some tasks can be completed satisfactorily by doing less work that is good enough, not perfect.


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Analyse your workflow

Analyse your workflow

When you document your tasks, be clear about where requests come from and to whom you are passing your completed work.

Your boss may be unaware of how many people add things to your to-do list. The information can help in deciding which people should be able to give you assignments and how those tasks should be handled.

Knowing the groups' overall workflow can help determine what other aspects of a project depend on your contribution. This can help in setting priorities for your work.


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Suggest priorities

If you are already working efficiently, you'll have to determine which tasks will get done and which ones need to be passed on or left for now.

Consider what work you would prioritise if you could decide what to do. Then, write down your justification and bring that information to the meeting.

When your boss suggests a different set of priorities to yours, orient the discussion to understand the reasoning. This will help you know how people in supervisory roles think about workflow.


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