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Project Manager : Project Manager Dec Jan 2013
www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 37 HOW TO FIND YOUR BALANCE 1 COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES "It's important to have open discussion with either your manager or project team," Chivonne Algeo says. "If your team understands and supports what's going on, then that's perfect." But be careful that workmates don't think you are being treated differently or adding to their workload. "You need one rule that suits everyone." 2 WORK TO PLAN "Planning is very important, but like all good plans they need to be flexible, especially when the little person may well have plans of his or her own," says Sue Linney. 3 SEPARATE WORK FROM HOME Technology makes it too easy to keep working ... "you have to make a conscious effort to switch off," recommends Algeo. 4 REMEMBER THAT NOTHING LASTS FOREVER "The best thing I've found so far is to keep reminding myself that it is not forever and it will get better once home life stabilises," says Connie Mitsis. "It is to accept what can't change and try and change what you can -- even if it's a small thing like saying 'no'." 5 KNOW WHAT YOUR VERSION OF SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE "I want to believe I can have it all subject to a very important rider: consciously deciding what 'having it all' means for me," Linney says. to do with it -- staring into the distance is a really valid way to spend this time!" Whichever way you spend 'me' time, all three women agree it is essential, if di cult to get, but the consequences of not doing so can be e xtreme. " e biggest danger is exhaustion and burnout," says Mitsis. "It's not being an e ective parent, partner or employee." Linney agrees that avoiding bur nout and its side e ects is vital: "Not being ful lled personally or professionally, and the impact on self, children, partner and on the web of relationships that are part of everyday life -- it is really an important topic and almost needs a new ter m other than 'work/life balance'." ••• CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION Join the WIPM LinkedIn Group to connect with other Women in Project Management. W: w ww.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4505897
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