Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tips For Managing Workplace Stress

One of the best ways of preventing or managing workplace stress is work planning. A planning tool is a good investment for improving yourself in most areas of life, your job included. You have to understand that there is nothing like a very routine work that doesn’t require any planning. The belief that it will go on by itself is wrong. Even tasks that can be done on an everyday basis can be improved if there is good planning involved. Everywhere there is scope for improvement, better methods that are yet to be implemented and problems that have to be solved. And for all this you need proper planning. Let’s take a look at the different steps involved in planning for a week. The best way to plan the work for a week is to maintain a planning sheet. Now, please remember that this is apart from the routine work that is done in the office.

The following steps will help you to make a planning sheet.

Take a fairly big sheet of paper and divide it into the number of working days in your office.

The column for each day should further be divided in to the morning and afternoon sessions.

Divide the job to be done and assign each part to a concerned person.

Decide on which part of the task is to be done on each day and at which part of the day.

Put a cross mark followed by the concerned person’s initials on that section of the day on which you propose to do the decided part of the job.

At the end of the day, if the job is done put a circle round the cross.

If the job is not done, carry over the cross and add it to the next day’s cross.

In this way, at the end of the week, you can find out how much of the work was done each day and subsequent plans can be made for the following weeks. In this way you can plan for a week or a month, depending on your requirement.

While you are drafting your plan and estimating your expenses, you must never forget the fact that time means money. But your plan should be realistic as well. In order to finish the task at the earliest possible date, there is no sense in chalking out a schedule which would mean that you will have to break your back in order to meet the deadline. And that’s about planning.

You can get more free planning resources by doing a search online.

Article by author: Terje Brooks Ellingsen is a writer and Sociologist who runs http://www.1st-self-improvement.net/. He writes about self improvement issues like improving self esteem, seehttp://www.1st-self-improvement.net


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