Dealing With Overwhelming Workloads


  • Presentation Length: 60-mins / 90-mins / Half Day
  • Participant Numbers: 15-500+
  • Virtual and In-person options available
  • Sessions can be recorded for internal use
  • Onsite training available globally: North & South America, EMEIA, APAC, LATAM
  • Languages: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, and Malay.


Organizations today are facing unprecedented levels of workloads due to staff shortages, and poor communication between managers and employees, which can easily become overwhelming for all parties. A heavy workload can lead to stress, burnout, and a decrease in productivity – thus negatively impacting the organization’s bottom line. 

In this presentation, participants will learn about various strategies to deal with overwhelming workloads.

Content Outline

  • Learn how a heavy workload affects individuals and organizations both physically and mentally.
  • Effectively manage workload by prioritizing tasks and allocating time.
  • Share workload by delegating tasks and empowering team members.
  • Managing interruptions and maintaining focus
  • Establish boundaries to protect energy and focus on important tasks.
  • Building a support network – Collaborate with colleagues and delegate tasks to manage workload.
  • Taking effective breaks

Practical exercises

(included in 90-min and Half Day sessions)

  • Time management exercise: The audience will learn about various time management techniques and practice applying them to their work.
  • Mindfulness exercise: The audience will learn about the benefits of mindfulness and practice a mindfulness exercise to manage stress.
  • Reflection exercise: The audience will reflect on their work and identify areas where they can delegate tasks or seek support from their colleagues.


At the end of this session, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the skills and strategies necessary to effectively manage heavy workloads. They will have learned time management techniques, delegation skills, and stress management strategies, and will have access to a toolkit of resources to help them effectively handle overwhelming workloads. Participants will have had the opportunity to practice these skills through various exercises.

Participants will leave this session with the confidence and tools to manage their workloads effectively, leading to a healthier and more productive work environment.