Tag Archives: work load
The Open Office Space

A few years ago, upper management came strolling through our area and had the brilliant idea to follow the current trend of an open office space, by lowering the cubicle walls and making the individual areas smaller.  The open office, made popular by companies like Google and Facebook, sounded like a great idea to them […]

Do Not Disturb

I have been trying for some time to get my workload under control.  I have tweaked my system for organization over and over and have greatly improved my ability to “get things done.”  However, it’s still not enough.  Too often I hear, “Did you get my email?” or “Is that project finished yet?”  I have […]

Balance of Quiet

I spent another Saturday in the office.  The office was closed, so I was all alone and it was nice and quiet.  I have had a project to put together that was very important, but in my day-to-day work, there always seemed to be more pressing matters.  I have been in on many Saturdays (against […]

Choose Not To Be Overwhelmed

Recently a friend has been stressed with the amount of work he has to do, “The emails never end, these deadlines are too tight, and there is no way to get all of my work done.”  Listening to him starts stressing me out.  However, I could say the same about my work.  I also have an endless […]

The Myth of Multitasking

Image courtesy of Piotr Bizior, Bizior Photography I know people that are very proud of their ability to multitask.  However, as an introvert, multitasking does not work well for me.  I find that I work best and am most efficient when I can focus on one project at a time. The truth is that everyone […]

Growth and Progression are in the Struggle

I have learned this lesson over and over and could share many examples. Here’s just one example of how struggle has created growth: I’ve recently really learned how to best utilize my time. I am now busier than ever.  I have studied various time management strategies to be able to accomplish more and more with the same (or […]