As a seasoned project manager who has experienced burnout, Lynn Winter is supremely qualified to comment on why project managers are vulnerable and how they can help themselves. She is relatable, admitting that she ignored her stress for years before taking steps to reduce it. Winter’s advice is simple and practical. She encourages you to take control of one small, achievable area at a time. Her conviction that you deserve better is hard to oppose. The only logical response to her steady beacon of positivity is to get some exercise, take time off and feel better.
About the Author
Lynn Winter is a freelance digital strategist working with nonprofits in the open source community. She has 18 years of project management experience, with expertise in user experience and content strategy.
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1 year ago
What Can We Do to Support Our Project Managers?
Regardless of having the training to manage multiple projects, those who carry the title of Project Manager are still eager for continuous education and support from their organizations to achieve success in their position. Amita Sharma, CSM at getAbstract, explains that currently, “many workers are juggling multiple concurrent projects. Facing stress, timelines and decision-makers isn’t […]
2 years ago
Pandemic Fans the Flames of Burnout: It’s Time to Take Action
Pandemic burnout is real – including for those with cushy work-at-home jobs. Months of pent-up stress and the dread of COVID-19’s winter surge leaves many of us weary and tired. Fueling our growing frustration and anxiety are a combination of factors, including financial hardship, additional child care and homeschooling duties, a lack of social interaction […]