Workload management is the practice of distributing work equally and efficiently throughout a team. As a team leader, it’s essential to ensure your team members have a balanced workload to avoid feelings of overwhelm and burnout. In a study by Asana, 71% of workers felt burnout in 2020, and 82% felt less engaged at work due to stress and pressure. This burnout can lead to a decrease in employee productivity, hurting the long-term goals for your business.
Additionally, in research from QuickBooks Live Bookkeeping, owners reported spending an average of 31 hours a week on day-to-day operations –payroll and sales lead the list—when they’d rather be looking at their businesses’ big picture. Almost two-thirds say their businesses would be better positioned if they could take a step back and have less stress. This is where workload distribution can help.
Read more about why workload distribution is important, steps and tips to distribute workload management equally, and signs that your business may have unfair workload distribution.