How To Spot The Signs Of Team Overwhelm (And What To Do About It)
If there are signs of team overwhelm, the manager needs to first see if the work can be shared with others, or if any deadline can be extended, providing some relief to the workers. A replanning of upcoming projects to lessen the intensity of upcoming work can also be worked on.
In many cases it is just a matter of giving the workers a day off to recoup.
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