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Leaders, don’t forget this time management technique as you bring workers back

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Working from home might have seemed to some like a work-life balance dream before 2020. Reality has proven to be different: One survey from Indeed published in March 2021 found that 67% of respondents felt burnout worsened during the pandemic. Now, as employees around the country are summoned back to the office, stress levels are sure to rise with another rapid shift in the way we work. To keep stress levels in check and avoid burnout, managers must focus on one essential skill above all others: delegation.

Maybe you’ve struggled to delegate in the past because you’re afraid to relinquish control or because you don’t want to burden your colleagues. Whatever the reason, failure to delegate can stress us out more and cause significant bottlenecks that hold companies back. Even the hardest workers have limited capacity, and when they reach their limits, they must be able to allocate their work productively.

Delegation isn’t just for key leadership, either. No matter where you are in the corporate hierarchy, your ability to become the best version of yourself depends on your ability to find the time and space to hone your strengths and passions. Delegating the work you find frustrating or painful will also help alleviate stress and........

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