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Self-awareness is key to managing heavy workloads and productivity

By Sue Beavil, Learning & Organisational Development Manager, Slater & Gordon

3 December 2015

People are no longer speaking
about their working day as being 'busy'. They are now tending to speak about being 'manic'. It would
seem that being busy implies a heavy workload, whereas being manic brings
a greater degree of work complexity and an increased volume of demand from stakeholders. Would we be as quick to refer to being 'manic' if we remembered that it relates to mental illness and the display of higher-than-healthy levels of energy and excitement?

Reflecting on this has led me to think about the correlation between the ever-increasing demands we are placing on employees, the leaning towards being 'manic' in our workplaces and the impact which learning and development has in developing the coping strategies and preventative skills which individuals
need in this new high-pressure
working environment.

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