You've negotiated to work part time, three days a week but find you're still cramming in a full, five-day workload. How do you manage reduced hours?
Step 1 'start by asking why you're working so hard
Is it because you:
Step 2 'organise a meeting with your boss
- believe you should?
- don't want to disappoint your boss?
- find it hard to say no?
Prepare by listing items to discuss, including:
Step 3 'attend the meeting with recommendations
√ the scope of your role and your priorities
√ what's practical to achieve in three days
√ how the quality of your work could suffer without change
√ how deadlines could be missed without change,
- creative ideas for solving the issue
- clarity over the support you need
- options for delegating some of your work