Workload balance during shared tasks

A high desire to complete some tasks can result in individuals requiring others to do most of the work for them. Being able to talk about the level of complexity of the task is important as it helps define better goals and look at the resources of whether its appropriate for someone else to be helping that much or whether a different way around the problem needs to be found. Knowing your own resources accurately as a helper is important. Being honest about your own knowledge of whether you know how to complete the task or whether you know why someone else isn’t coping is important. Requiring individuals to just work harder doesn’t work. There is a real reason as to why they are struggling. Being able to assign difficulty levels to the tasks help to develop greater vocabulary to assist with regulating challenging behaviour. Firm limits and boundaries are extremely important to be set. If it is an unrealistic expectation or a very real world reason as to why this won’t work or why this is not appropriate to be done in this way then this communication needs to be set clearly and reinforced frequently until understood. Boundaries about what it is appropriate to ask from others is extremely important for sustaining healthy working relationships with others. This then supports less break down of relationships, less staff turnover and promotes health for everyone involved.