Dealing with small things that can have a bigger impactMakarand Vaidya
“Ajay had called, he is not well and can’t attend office for a couple of days. He is a member of a very critical project and his absence can delay the next release cycle.” Mangesh looked very worried as he was sharing the thought. “Ajay was also sick a couple of weeks before, and I am really worried about his health.”
Ajay was the star developer and was known to work on a lot of things at the same time. He was excellent in multitasking and could deliver on multiple features. The downside was the absence of Ajay would mean all those deliverables will be affected.
“Did you find out about his sickness? Is it serious?”
“It does not appear to be something serious, it is just the recurrence that is bothering me. I feel he is stressed out and overwhelmed by the number of features he is handling.”
“Well if that is the case, taking a day off is not going to solve the problem. In fact, it can build the pressure even more. Is it possible to take a few things off his plate?”
Many times, it does not work itself but having to switch between too many things becomes the cause of trouble. In such cases, it may be better to identify the small things and get rid of them.
Do you ever get stressed by too many little little things?