How to tell your boss you have too much work

Jenny Harrison




-Seek advice from your manager or a coworker on ways to decrease the amount of time you spend on certain assignments. -Be upfront about asking if priorities can be shifted or trade-offs can be made. -Show a willingness to pitch in by inquiring if there are small ways you can be helpful to colleagues and projects.

In our management sessions, we often explore how to respond to an employee who says they have too much work, and the employer's duty of care in relation to preventing work-related stress.

This article looks at managing a heavy workload from the employee's perspective, and provides some helpful tips and suggestions on what to do if you feel you have too much work.