Workload Management Virtual Summit
THE ULTIMATE VIRTUAL SUMMIT
For Individuals, Executives and HR/OHS/ Wellbeing Practitioners
AUGUST 15TH – SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2022
Unmanageable workload continues to be a major work-related stress risk
Workplace mental injury claims are skyrocketing – in Victoria from 2017 – 2019 mental injury claims rose by 20%… yes, pre-pandemic and in NSW between 2014 – 2015 and 2018 – 2019 mental injury claims rose by 53% compared to only 3.5% in physical injury claims.
I’m not suggesting that work overload is the sole cause of these claims. We know bullying and occupational violence and aggression are right up there too.
The problem is, while I’m telling you about claims data – that’s the endpoint. What this data does not show is the significant impact on your workplace before someone gets to the point of lodging a mental injury claim.
Loss of productivity, errors, disengagement, reactiveness, mood changes, toxicity, resentment, presenteeism, absenteeism, team impact, and customer impact.
Burning out your talent in the midst of a workforce crisis isn’t the best move
On top of this existing chronic problem, we have experienced a pandemic and continue to be plagued by staff absences or resignations.
This is exacerbating the problem as what generally happens when a team member leaves is that workload gets re-distributed across remaining team members.
Workload re-distribution is not the answer to staff shortages.
In May 2022, Harvard Business Review (HBR) published an article titled 3 Strategies for Managing an Understaffed Team.
The article states that workload distribution is an untenable long-term solution and not the answer to staff shortages. So what is?
There are some helpful tips in the article one of which is to rationalise your projects. Those activities that are non BAU or not a priority.
I have blogged on this topic extensively (see links below). I also have a free downloadable template that helps you get clear on your priorities which you can get from the resources section of my website right now.
Workload management is also covered in depth in my book Transforming Norm and details a work utilisation assessment tool that will help you identify risks and develop intervention plans as needed (the latter a touted requirement under the proposed Vic OHS amendments).
This issue is such a prevailing problem I am working with other experts and leaders in the field to bring you our Inaugural Workload Management Virtual Summit.
Over three weeks from mid-August to early September we’ll provide 14 virtual sessions to help individuals, leaders and OHS/HR/Wellbeing leads find new ways to manage this old problem.
Workload Management Virtual Summit 2022
15th August – 2nd September
Over 3 weeks and 14 sessions you’ll hear from 7 expert speakers to identify and respond to this chronic issue.
Our inaugural workload management virtual summit explores the multiple factors that influence unsafe levels of work and how you can mitigate these risks whilst delivering on operational requirements.
The problem is multi-faceted. Individuals, leadership and workplace factors all influence accepted norms around workload management.
Sessions are aligned to the streams:
- Executive & Leaders; and
representing the target audience for specific sessions.
TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS
Learn the strategies to managing your own wellbeing and how to negotiate appropriate workload. This ticket option gives you single person access to all sessions, plus the email strategy series, e-book and other resources.
Full registration that gives you access to all 14 sessions, a six week email strategy series, e-book and other workplace templates and resources. Unlimited access to each session.
Note: each session will run for roughly 50-60 minutes.
MONDAY 15TH AUGUST
1pm – Tanya Heaney-Voogt
Normalised Work Overload: How it started, the risks, the remedies.
TUESDAY 16TH AUGUST
12pm – Tanya Heaney-Voogt
Transforming Norm: The Current State of Psychological Health & Safety in Workplaces.
WEDNESDAY 17TH AUGUST
9am – Tanya Heaney-Voogt
Building Accountability & Responsibility in your Teams.
FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST
10am – Tanya Heaney-Voogt
The individual and organisational factors that contribute to work overload.
11am – Christine Boucher
The Wellness Game.
MONDAY 22ND AUGUST
11am – Kylie Broadfoot
Why Can’t We Say No?
2pm – Tanya Heaney-Voogt
Understanding “busy”? The workload assessment tool.
THURSDAY 25TH AUGUST
11am – Georgia Chapman
Workplace Duty of Care.
MONDAY 29TH AUGUST
1pm – Tanya Heaney-Voogt
Understanding the Job Demand & Control Model and its Association with Risk.
TUESDAY 30TH AUGUST
10am – Emma McQueen
Productivity Hacks for Executive Efficiency.
12pm – Liz Tobin
Managing Anxiety at Work.
WEDNESDAY 31ST AUGUST
10am – Mitchell Schwenke
Preventing Executive Burnout – Case Study.
FRIDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER
9am – Nick McEwan-Hall
How to start a conversation with someone you have concerns about?
10am – Tanya Heaney-Voogt
Prevention Management Plan – Workload Management Case Study – proposed OHS amendment requirement.
Book a free 15 minute call with Tanya