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Helping the Overwhelmed Employee: How to Navigate the Flood of Challenges


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Learning Objective: To discover how businesses can reinvent employee work experiences to increase productivity and increase employee brand

Today’s employees are overwhelmed with a high influx of daily tasks that include phone calls, emails, meetings, and projects that affect work productivity. With modern technological advances, we have trouble disconnecting. This is not a new problem in the workforce since 35% of managers are dealing with the issue themselves. Retention and engagement are interrupting motivation, attention spans are decreasing, and deepening the leadership pipeline has becoming a global issue.
This is a wake-up call for individuals and businesses to address the way we live and change the way our organizations function. Completing simple tasks is becoming an imposition, and employees are feeling frustrated. What can be done to manage the distractions that are overwhelming our company assets? This seminar will discuss what companies are doing to address this issue and how they are developing solutions for filling the leadership pipeline.

At this seminar, participants will:

a. Discover what’s causing today’s employees to be overwhelmed at work.
b. Learn how organizations have created the workplace of the future by redefining the employee experience.
c. Discuss what organizations are doing to increase productivity, increase retention, and fill the leadership pipeline.

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Helping the Overwhelmed Employee: How to Navigate the Flood of Challenges

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  2. 2. Helping the Overwhelmed Employee: How to Navigate the Flood of Challenges CREATE THE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE: REDEFINE THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE Panelists: Ida Byrd-Hill, President Uplift, Inc. Celena Noel MBA, CISM, CRISC/TSA Application Support Project Manager Dawn Treece, Department Manager, Raytheon Company
  3. 3. 2 types of Overwhelmed Employees Juggling too much work Juggling Personal Issues
  4. 4. Click to edit Master title style Workload Undervalued Health Retention Talent Disconnect
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  6. 6. Work Life Balance • Minimize the Energy Drainers • Prioritize Energy Generating Activities to get more done with less effort • Beware People Can Be Energy Drainers Too • Imperative: Choose Your Roles Wisely, Like what you do… • Health First Approach • Physical activity, healthy eating, plenty of rest, positive mindset • Prioritize • The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. • Identify the Big Rocks of Life
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  8. 8. Overwhelmed States May Look or Feel Like… • Emotional volatility • Inability to concentrate or listen • Difficulty making decisions (analysis paralysis) • Numbness • Withdrawal from other people and activities • Aloneness • Physical symptoms; headaches, fatigue, insomnia, etc. • Inauthenticity • Fear (Imposter Syndrome) • Demands on Limited resources – time, money, energy • Exhaustion • Accountability absence Perspective factors into to extent of one’s overwhelmed state
  9. 9. Optional Steps to Overcoming Overwhelmed States • Simplify work environment • Build resilience • Manage thoughts • Develop trust • Establish accountability • Improve work life balance (Live to work or work to live) • Monotask – eliminate chronic multitasking • Manage stress • Become proactive • Attend to important matters • Manage stress • Maintain emotional boundaries • Seek Support • Only do what you can do • Make meetings count • Stay conscious • Question your assumptions • Find time to think • Get real support • Say No – diplomatically and graciously Overcoming an overwhelmed state requires a change of mind and action
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  11. 11. Task Execution Impact/Prioritization Long Term Full Compliance 80-20 Rule Significant Compliance Short Term Limited Compliance Immediate Compliance Not Required Today This Week This Month This Quarter This Year SUCCESS ACTION/DEPLOYMENT TIME LINE COMPLIANCE