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How To Tackle Work Burnout

It is coming to the end of the year, we have had another year of uncertainty, a year of constant change and for many working from home has been more challenging, especially for those who are extroverted. 

For others who have been able to work in the office, this is the first year of hybrid work and this brings its own set of issues and challenges. 

There are many methods to counteract and try and address burnout, here are a number of simple ways you can reduce and tackle burnout for you and your team.  

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Anonymous Career Advice

How to handle back to back meetings and stressed staff around you

This week, the anonymous career advice form received two questions that were very similar. Being in back to back meetings are taking up all of the work time and two frustrated individuals are facing an uphill battle to actually get their work done and in one case cannot even grab a lunch break. 

Dear focus, I’m finding work impossible, Constantly in back to back meetings, I am struggling to even find time to eat let and sometimes struggle to find time for a toilet break. I am never getting any of my work done and the icing on the cake; everyone is stressed and feel there is no way out.

This is something that really is unacceptable and I feel for you.
I have been there personally in a previous role and it is something that took  me a few weeks to tackle and get out of the other side. 

A trigger warning; this is going to take you 30 extra minutes to review and run through, I suggest doing this when you are fresh and can concentrate like it is deep work. 

Exercise 1: Take to list out the meetings and which ones to: 

  • Keep – essential and have to be a part and running ok 
  • Kill – unuseful, no one is benefitting and is wasting your time 
  • Cure – somewhat useful, can be optimised, review and optimise the parts that can be changed, reduce down the amount of chatter and focus around more actionable agendas 
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Friday Focus

Friday Focus – Friday 4th December

On today’s five things to focus on this Friday.

We look ahead to 2021, we share five helpful resources that will help you develop your company and empower your team around you with rich reading materials.

The fear of innovation and why it’s so important not to fear change and evolution, especially when it going to open up new markets for you.

How to develop working relationships and be authentic at work with colleagues and management

The five roles you should be looking at to employee or internally to reshuffle your pack

Why Google are wrong in no meetings = burnout prevention

Optimising your meetings will help your business develop and mature quicker than more hires

Have a great weekend and I trust these resources help you in the week ahead.