Are you worried about burnout? If not for yourself, perhaps for your colleagues. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do all of the work. Staff cuts and lack of job security mean that everyone has more to do, with fewer resources in the same amount of time.
Deadlines have to be met and we all need to deliver, otherwise, we’re toast. That’s definitely how it feels for many people today. So we end up working late, at weekends. at home, and it’s still not enough. There’s still more to do, everything’s urgent, piling up and threatening to over load your system.
“There’s no one to delegate to any more”
People get sent on Time Management courses to fix the problem, but the new normal at work isn’t about prioritising. It’s not about being better organised, or being able to delegate there’s no one to delegate to any more. It’s probably not about In-box Zero, either.
It seems like all we can do is, like a galley-slave, row faster and keep up with the drum beat.
This is where I’m supposed to tell you about our new, improved, turbo-formula Time Intelligence, with added Psychology. A magic way to get more done in less time.
Not going to do that this week. I just want to ask you………..
If this is the new normal, and most of us are heading for burnout…..
What can you do about it, for yourself and members of your team?
- Say “No” more often?
- Renegotiate time scales and deadlines?
- Review your objectives, and your team’s?
- Be ruthless in identifying waste work, especially when it’s being allocated?
And what can a company do to adjust to the new normal?
- Update objectives?
- Focus on a maximum of 5 strategic priorities and execute them?
- Be ruthless in saying “No”?
- Identify waste work, and stop doing it?
- Make it safe for people to identify their own waste work?
One thing’s for sure. Work can’t go on like this can it?
Please leave a comment below. What’s the new normal like where you work?