For many of us, this is a busy time a year. We have the bustle of life, our families, our job or school and the holidays. This busy schedule prompted me to think about how, in school, I was told that as a social worker there will always be more work than time. I bet some of you are looking at possibly going back to school, or starting a new job, or trying not to be overwhelmed with a current job and wonder how do people do it all?
In my career as a supervisor, one area that new workers often seem to be lacking in, is the practicalities of how to organize their time, their tasks and caseloads in a way that works. In the past, I might suggest to someone I supervise different ways to organize, then I would back off. I told them they would figure out what works for them. It turns out I should have been more directive. I may not have tips that will take all the busy away but I can give you ideas on organizing at work and school.