When you’re operating with a small team on a slew of deadlines, it’s easy to default to delegating tasks to the same people over and over. To prevent burnout in high performers and resentment from less efficient team members, take time to consider how you’re divvying up your staff’s workload.
Many associations operate with lean teams and on tight deadlines. When workloads are especially heavy, most leaders tend to rely on their highest-performing employees to shoulder the extra burden. Unfortunately, this approach can lead to burnout in those employees–and resentment among other staff members who may feel favoritism is at play.
To make sure your team’s workload is as balanced and fair as possible, take a hard look at the work that’s on your staff members’ plates and the goals you want them to focus on.