Dhruv S.





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You need to be assertive. Learning how to say no - diplomatically and graciously, but still no - can be a life-saver. Many of the people I used to work with who are the most overwhelmed simply don't know how or aren't willing to set reasonable boundaries for themselves, and so end up committing to much more than they can reasonably accomplish.
Last updated Dec 20 '17 at 04:45

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Lots of good feedback already! My thoughts are the folllowing:

  1. Make sure you keep the work you are doing focused on the things that help the larger organization's goals. Print out the company or organization's mission statement and/or goals. Put them right in front of you!
  2. Look at your calendar and make sure you aren't doing things that you don't need to be doing. Are you going to meetings that you don't need to? Do you host meetings which can be done in some other way?
  3. Learn how to say NO! This can be hard one; Especially if you don't have a leader who will support you!
  4. Start each day with a list of what you need to do today and find ways to keep yourself on task. Don't let phone calls, email, IM, texts, etc. take you away from your work. You might want to schedule these types of things on your calendar as they do need to get done.
  5. Remember you aren't doing it alone! You have leaders, team members, and mentors. Make sure you work together on these items!
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Collaboration is the key, help others when they have an issue and ask for help when you need it ! If there is an issue and even after trying your best you cannot see any solution, your manager is the first point to escalate this! Do not let the stressing situation overwhelm you there are solutions to everything except death.
Last updated Dec 13 '17 at 09:58

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If you're ever feeling overwhelmed at work or in any other environment, I think it's critical to take that deep breath and develop a plan. First, it's important to identify what specific aspects are causing you to feel that way. Secondly, I would focus on solutions. For instance, if you're overwhelmed because trouble shooting strategies are not working for you, you would want to seek out training and practice opportunities to improve in that area. Or, if you're overwhelmed because of timing issues, you might want to develop to-do lists for each day and follow through. Next, I would develop a solution-focused plan and again, follow through. Finally, I would speak a peer or supervisor and seek guidance. You could inform them of your plans and also implement any of their suggested strategies.
Last updated Dec 06 '17 at 08:36

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