Stress leads to burnout and burnout leads to breakdown

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Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s not urgent, and to create a culture where you are constantly plugged in and expected to be always-on is to create a culture of burnout. Arianna Huffington

If you try to do everything yourself, you will end up doing 2 or 3 jobs and having working all day and all night. Eventually you stop and ask, why am I working so hard, all it gets me is more work.

Burnout

IT projects involve many people working for weeks or months. It requires creativity, people, collaborating, teamwork and hard work, you need to be refreshed, rested and spend time with your family/friends.

Decision making

projects involve deciding and problem solving, this involves interacting with people with different knowledge, perspective and ideas.

Long-term solutions

If you are experience high levels of stress and overworking, you need to reflect and look at the system you are working in. the work you are responsible for and other people do the work they are responsible for. If you try and do your work and someone else’s the quality of your work will drop, you will miss things and you will have someone on your team who is doing half a job.

Delegation

I was in this situation where I was always to busy to finish all the work I had to do and tried to out work the problem. I found trying to out work the problem doesn’t solve it, it just delays the time until you need to make a change.

“If I can delegate, I should delegate” HoskWisdom

It took me a while to improve delegation skills but it got me more time and help the people on my team grow and improve. When delegating “Be precise in your request, say what you need and when you need it”. If you the request is ambiguous and contains assumption then the task might not be done the way you want it.

Catch yourself

Burnout can be hard to spot, it happens to effective and successful people; they keep being assigned more work because they deliver quality work to deadlines.

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Have been working with Dynamics 365 since version 4 and enjoy reading and delivering enterprise projects

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