Talking about youth work, but feels a bit like where I get to far too often:
We are all working so hard at delivering our job that we rarely make enough time to read or think. This traps us in the here and now. We cope with crises as they hit us. We never have enough time or space to plan new work and manage our time better. We tend not to see the wider picture. We are responsive rather than pro-active.
It is difficult to develop strategies and plans without understanding the wider picture and how all its part relate to one another. Yet planning and working systematically is the only way we can become more effective and less stressed as workers. This is why we need to change the way we work and manage our boundaries and time more effectively even when it means saying ‘no’. It is one of the ways that we prevent being ‘kippered’.