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  • Subject index

Social work in the 21st century is facing great change and upheaval in a period of Government austerity measures. From worsening pay rates to limited resources, these are increasingly challenging times in which social workers practice. It is therefore important that social work students are prepared for the realities of working within the modern social care system - that they have the tools and skills to care for themselves, and not just others. This book is a straightforward guide on how to cope with the stress and pressures of today’s social work environment by developing the right skills and knowledge. It will help students learn from a very early stage how to be at their best; from developing strategies to look after themselves and making ...

Time Management
Time Management
Key Concepts and Issues in this Chapter
  • Reviewing your time management skills – diagnostic inventory
  • Dealing with unfeasible workloads
  • Avoiding over-committing
  • Prioritising your work
  • Defining and scheduling actions for ‘to-do’ lists to achieve progress
  • Bringing realism to your schedule
  • Exploring why you procrastinate and developing new, more productive work habits
  • Making sure you have energy for important tasks
  • Managing meetings to make them short and effective
  • Managing your expectations of yourself
  • Making use of found time
  • Introducing Lean approaches to work and using the Five Whys to eliminate wasted effort

We have spent time in the earlier chapters looking at the emotional labour of social work. Emotional labour is by no means the only ...

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