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How to Negotiate Your Workload

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Want to have more control over your work? This eBook explains how to negotiate your workload to a manageable level without alienating your boss.
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The pressures and demands of work can often become overwhelming and it is all too easy to find yourself snowed under with impossible deadlines. Learn how to identify and address the underlying reasons for this over-commitment with this eBook.

It provides practical strategies for negotiating your workload to a manageable level whilst still being seen as a hard-working and diligent manager. It also outlines ways you can modify your own behaviour and regain control of your working day.

Sometimes the pressures and demands of work seem overwhelming and it is all too easy to find yourself snowed under with impossible deadlines. This eBook provides practical strategies for negotiating your workload to a manageable level whilst still being seen as a hard-working and diligent manager.

You will learn:

  1. Why over-commitment will eventually damage your professional reputation.
  2. To identify and address the underlying reasons why you are overcommitted.
  3. The optimum tactics for negotiating your workload with your boss.
  4. How to modify your own behavior and regain control of your working day.
  5. The key questions you must ask before agreeing to take on a new task.
  1. Introduction
  2. Identifying Situations of Over-work
    1. Effects of Working under Stress
  3. Examining Your Own Behavior
    1. Saying ‘No’
    2. Retaining ‘Control’
  4. Negotiating Your Workload
    1. Identifying the Root Cause
    2. Select Your Tactics
    3. Learning to Say ‘No’
  5. Summary
    1. References
About the Author

Paul Newton

Paul Newton has worked in IT and Project management for over 30 years and has also developed several internet based enterprises. He was a co-founder and director of ITT Ltd where he was responsible for the development and marketing of software-based management training tools. Clients included Microsoft, IBM, Pfizer, Sun Microsystems, UK National Health, Ministry of Defence, Barclays and many other internationally known organisations.

Prior to that, he worked as an IT consultant specialising in developing IBM mainframe software for many of the company's clients including: Rockwell, Severn Trent Water, SWEB, SWALEC, and Eagle Star Insurance.

He also owns www.psychometric-success.com, a leading provider of practice aptitude tests. This website helps over a million people per year to pass job selection tests including: numerical, verbal, abstract, spatial and mechanical reasoning tests. It has 16 free practice tests available to download - visit www.psychometric-success.com.

You can contact him at paul@free-management-ebooks.com, paul@psychometric-success.com or via his personal blog www.pcnewton.com.