How do you make high work pressure negotiable?

How do you make high work pressure negotiable?

It’s important to discuss an excessive workload with your supervisor in order to find a solution. To help you with this, you will find a short step-by-step plan below:

Say what you want to talk about (context):

Example: “I want to talk about my workload.”

Say what you want to achieve with the conversation (goal).

Example: “I would like to find a solution that is good for both of us.”

Discuss the facts:

Example: “I can’t finish my work because it is too much within the available time frame.”

Discuss the possible consequences:

Example: “Things are going to be left unfinished which will cause customers to become dissatisfied because we’re exceeding the deadline.
Example: “I feel gradually exhausted, therefore I can concentrate less.”

Give alternative:

Example: “I propose that we prioritize things and then choose what needs to be done now and what can wait until there is more time.”

Agree what you will do:

Example: “As agreed I will do this within this timeframe.”
Example: “As agreed this part will be asked to be done by someone else and I won’t have to do that anymore.”

Prepare your own conversation now and go for it. If the conversation was succesful: congratulations, your problem is solved. If not, you can ask for help through the EAP programme (see below).


Still difficulties making high work pressure negotiable?

FujiFilm offers individual coaching through the EAP program