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Making Daily Work Fun and Easy
Due to existing staff shortages and talents, there has been a dramatic shift and increase in work load of existing staff who have to carry the extra work involved in their current duties or as an added duty/overtime pay. Due to individual lifestyles or choices, staff may need to carry on and continue working in their current jobs.

In your personal work experience, how are you able to make your work fun and easy despite the heavy workload and challenges that come with it?
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A good recommendation is to make an "active pause" in the middle of the work day, to allow employees to do relaxing activities like exercise, dance, or take a nap. This pause helps to renovate forces and finish the working day successfully.
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2 replies by Felicia Warner and arlene trimble
Jul 14, 2022 12:51 PM
arlene trimble
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Thank you for the wonderful reminder to take a much needed "pause." Sometimes, we forget that taking a moment to "pause" briefly would be beneficial in rebooting and re-charging our physical, emotional, and spiritual energies.
Jul 18, 2022 2:43 PM
Felicia Warner
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That sounds like a great idea. However, that wouldn't happen here. I have to make myself take a walk during the day. I have to do better.
Lunches, Breaks together and fun activities every Friday before the weekend.
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1 reply by arlene trimble
Jul 14, 2022 12:53 PM
arlene trimble
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Rami, thank you for the fun suggestions. Yes, Friday lunches together (in person or virtually) would be an enjoyable way to end the week and start the weekend on a positive. Social connections are definitely important to break the monotony.
Pushing people that have the accountability for prioritizing the work load to do that.
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1 reply by arlene trimble
Jul 14, 2022 1:01 PM
arlene trimble
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Thank you, Sergio, about your thoughts on the importance of work prioritization. Having a LEAN frame of mind would certainly help, so we can "pull" the projects as we become available within the expected time.
Arlene,

for me it is driven by mindset, perspective or reframing. Not so much by time management, task prioritisation or other technical techniques. Though I use MS Todo and mindmapping to organise myself.

When I was overwhelmed by work, I took on more as a volunteer, at the time 60 days a year, and voila, suddenly was achieving more and better. As a volunteer you understand that you cannot do anything by yourself, but depend on others. Delegation, trust and forgiveness, decisiveness and humility grow.

This infects your professional attitudes, your perspectives, even if you are detail-oriented.
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1 reply by arlene trimble
Jul 14, 2022 12:56 PM
arlene trimble
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Hi Thomas,
Thank you so much for sharing the importance of volunteerism. I do agree with the powerful impact of volunteerism personally and the positive effects of altruism. I thank you also for reminding us of these time-tested values that needs to be cultivated: Delegation, trust and forgiveness, decisiveness and humility grow. I will explore the Microsoft ToDo as I have not used it yet. Thank you for the suggestion.
Arlene -

If you love what you do, it doesn't seem like work. The challenge is if the work is tedious, you have no control over how it is done, or there is no opportunity to grow.

Kiron
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1 reply by arlene trimble
Jul 14, 2022 1:00 PM
arlene trimble
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Kiron, thank you so much for reiterating that if a person loves one's work, it will not seem/feel like work. We are all in different work stages/situations which may present different flavors of work culture, including challenging ones. Perhaps having some sort of a personal toolkit would work as well to help us navigate challenging work cultures.
Jul 13, 2022 3:01 PM
Replying to Verónica Elizabeth Pozo Ruiz
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A good recommendation is to make an "active pause" in the middle of the work day, to allow employees to do relaxing activities like exercise, dance, or take a nap. This pause helps to renovate forces and finish the working day successfully.
Thank you for the wonderful reminder to take a much needed "pause." Sometimes, we forget that taking a moment to "pause" briefly would be beneficial in rebooting and re-charging our physical, emotional, and spiritual energies.
Jul 13, 2022 9:58 PM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Lunches, Breaks together and fun activities every Friday before the weekend.
Rami, thank you for the fun suggestions. Yes, Friday lunches together (in person or virtually) would be an enjoyable way to end the week and start the weekend on a positive. Social connections are definitely important to break the monotony.
Jul 14, 2022 7:45 AM
Replying to Thomas Walenta
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Arlene,

for me it is driven by mindset, perspective or reframing. Not so much by time management, task prioritisation or other technical techniques. Though I use MS Todo and mindmapping to organise myself.

When I was overwhelmed by work, I took on more as a volunteer, at the time 60 days a year, and voila, suddenly was achieving more and better. As a volunteer you understand that you cannot do anything by yourself, but depend on others. Delegation, trust and forgiveness, decisiveness and humility grow.

This infects your professional attitudes, your perspectives, even if you are detail-oriented.
Hi Thomas,
Thank you so much for sharing the importance of volunteerism. I do agree with the powerful impact of volunteerism personally and the positive effects of altruism. I thank you also for reminding us of these time-tested values that needs to be cultivated: Delegation, trust and forgiveness, decisiveness and humility grow. I will explore the Microsoft ToDo as I have not used it yet. Thank you for the suggestion.
Jul 14, 2022 8:40 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Arlene -

If you love what you do, it doesn't seem like work. The challenge is if the work is tedious, you have no control over how it is done, or there is no opportunity to grow.

Kiron
Kiron, thank you so much for reiterating that if a person loves one's work, it will not seem/feel like work. We are all in different work stages/situations which may present different flavors of work culture, including challenging ones. Perhaps having some sort of a personal toolkit would work as well to help us navigate challenging work cultures.
Jul 14, 2022 6:47 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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Pushing people that have the accountability for prioritizing the work load to do that.
Thank you, Sergio, about your thoughts on the importance of work prioritization. Having a LEAN frame of mind would certainly help, so we can "pull" the projects as we become available within the expected time.
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