Burnout in journalism long pre-dates the pandemic and working from home. Overtime has always been taken for granted and is all the more likely when your bedroom is your workstation and newsrooms are shrinking.
Prioritising work has therefore never been more important. They say less is more, but an article by American Press Institute's editorial manager Stephanie Castellano shows you how to do less with less - but still have more impact.
It includes a three-step plan, starting by ceasing all work that is not worthwhile for staff. You can accomplish this by simply asking staff what they want to stop doing and why. Bonus tip: a good time to ask is during performance reviews.
"Shedding low-impact work is just as much an accomplishment — and cause for celebration — as, say, launching a new product or reporting series, or winning an award," it reads.
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