Workload management is a work environment where assigned tasks and responsibilities can be accomplished successfully within the time available.
These statements make up the workload management factor in Guarding Minds at Work:
- The amount of work I am expected to do is reasonable for my position.
- I can talk to my supervisor about the amount of work I have to do.
- I have the equipment, resources and time needed to do my job well.
- My work is free from unnecessary interruptions and disruptions.
- I have control over how my tasks and responsibilities are prioritized.
Engage your entire team in reviewing the factors that impact psychological health and safety in your workplace. This approach is recommended by the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. By doing this, you build awareness of the responsibility of each employee to contribute to a positive workplace culture. You also get their involvement in developing and being part of the solution.
Download this facilitator guide to help you lead a team discussion about addressing workload management.
Download the presentation slides to guide a group discussion to better understand how workload management impacts your team and collaborate on an action plan to promote and protect this in your workplace.
You can share the handout digitally or download and print them off.
Each of the psychosocial factors identified in Guarding Minds at Work and the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace have similar resources that can be found here.