HOW A MANAGER CAN COPE WITH COMPLEXITY
Managing is about coping with complexity. John Kotter.
Think about who and what you need to manage in a day. First, there is yourself: you need to manage your time so you can arrange your schedule to meet your obligations; you need to manage your money so that you can pay bills and balance what you earn with what you spend; and you need to manage you’re your health and wellbeing.
Then there may be others you need to manage: employees, students, children, committee members and your spouse, to name just a few. Finally there may be things that come up from time to time that need your management, relocation, home renovation, family crisis, and so on.
Being a constant personal, professional, or family and household manager can be highly stressful. You may never feel as if you have any “down time”_ time when you are not managing anything or anyone.
Yet part of being a good manager is being a good delegator. For example, you don’t always have to be the one who cleans the house; you can ask your roommates, children or partner to pitch in or take turns. Asking for help and sharing some of the burden with others are ways you can divide up your managerial responsibilities. Then you can have some time to be off-duty, rather than always being an on duty manager.
Please realize you can’t manage everything and everybody all the time. Take time to share your management responsibilities with others.