Achieving work-life balance as a busy administrator

Achieving work-life balance as a busy administrator
While the role of administrator comes with substantial challenges – “you don’t have to choose between being an effective leader and a happy, healthy person.”

In order to maintain a work-life balance as an administrator, the authors recommend the following: learn to delegate duties, schedule face time, set clear expectations around online and in-person availability, organize your schedule to clarify and meet priorities, listen to criticism with an open mind, and schedule (and take) holidays that fully remove you from the workplace.

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  • 22770 Raphael Liakas

    June 25, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Interesting article! Would suggest that the “environment” is just as relevant to understand as it influences how effectively these “individual” considerations can be applied.

    Also, scratching on the delegation piece, there are a few assumptions/prerequisites – a leader must first mentor his/her team such that those to whom duties will be delegated have the necessary technical competence (not technical in an engineering sense…) and can understand the organization’s purpose (i.e. clarity). There’s a great book on this, Turn the Ship Around! by David Marquet. His basic premise is that “as control is divested, both technical competence and organizational clarity need to be strengthened.”

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