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Managing Reduced Hours
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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:
  • believe you should?
  • don't want to disappoint your boss?
  • find it hard to say no?
Step 2 'organise a meeting with your boss
Prepare by listing items to discuss, including:

√ 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,

Step 3 'attend the meeting with recommendations
  1. creative ideas for solving the issue
  2. clarity over the support you need
  3. options for delegating some of your work


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