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Wrangling your workload (online) (2-part workshop)

Monday 22 June 10:30 until 12:30
Speaker: Dr Sarah Robins-Hobden
Part of the series: Researcher Development Programme

Please note: This is a two-part course taking place on Monday 22nd and Thursday 25th June (10.30 - 12.00 on both days). Participants are required to attend both parts.

Description: Competing priorities, tight timeframes, and a sense of overwhelm… that was the norm for researchers before the pandemic. Right now you may be trying to achieve the same as before but with fewer resources and greater responsibilities vying more pressingly for your energy and attention.

This two-part digital workshop will help you to scope exactly how your landscape (and some of the rules) have changed. You’ll review the extent and limits of your new working environment, review your priorities and what that means for your workload now. Then you’ll be in a better place to define how you choose to work within those changes.

Session 1: Surveying your landscape and triaging your priorities.
You can do anything; but you cannot do everything. Use these tools to map your new landscape and identify how your usual patterns are useful or less useful in your new circumstances. Make better decisions to further what is really important to you right now. Reduce overwhelm by deciding what not to do; and take greater control of things you choose to do.

Session 2: Designing your new working patterns and systems
Manage your attention, not your time. With greater clarity on your landscape and present priorities, experiment with some tools that help you optimise small pockets of time; cultivate your capacity for focus; and allocate work and domestic life to your individual rhythms.

Engaging with this workshop will enable you to:

  • Define your primary priorities and the landscape in which you’re not working
  • Articulate your objectives for the next few weeks and triage your projects and responsibilities realistically
  • Take deliberate control of your time, your energy, and your workload

Please note: All attendees will be sent a link via email to join this online session before it takes place.

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By: Adam Kreimeia
Last updated: Wednesday, 15 April 2020