Note: The resources mentioned are designed for those working in administrative positions.
If you feel pressured about your workload, there is a Reflection and Discussion Tool (with MyDal login) available to help you prepare, and have, conversations to find ways forward.
In addition, this post from LifeWorks highlights tips and benefits of discussing workload with your manager:
Talking with your Manager About Your Workload
If your workload sometimes feels like too much, you’re not alone. Studies have shown that many people feel their workloads have increased due in part to technology that sometimes makes employees feel like they need to be available to work 24/7.
It’s important to talk with your manager if you have more work than you can handle so you can find ways to keep your workload at a manageable level while meeting your organization’s needs.
Even if you have a great relationship with your manager, you may hesitate to bring up valid concerns about your workload. Here are some common reasons why:
- You don’t want to sound like a complainer.
- You know that your co-workers’ workloads have also increased.
- You think it should be obvious to your manager that you have more work than you can handle comfortably.
- You hope the problem will go away on its own when the work crunch has passed.
Feelings like these are natural, but your manager needs to know if you have more work than you can handle. They may have ideas on how to ease the burden on you while making sure that all the necessary work gets done.
Read the full blog post.