About the Talk
April 25, 2015 1:30 PM
Minneapolis, MNMinneapolis, MN
Burnout. We’ve all been there. The timeline is insane; the clients are constantly changing their minds, inserting new features, waiting until MUCH too late to give feedback; the person in charge is overriding all your good decisions because ‘they like this way better’. There’s a point where your dedication can cost you a piece of your sanity--creating emotional barriers to the creative and analytical thinking that we need to do in order to solve problems. Whatever is wreaking havoc on your work life, you can learn how to let go enough, without losing focus.
We talk a lot about how to do things right and AVOID problems, but how do you recover when the storm is raging? This interactive session will walk participants through methods for coping with burnout. Improve your OWN work life user experience by arming yourself with techniques to deal with the current crisis and be prepared for what may come.
Session Takeaways Maintain your UX integrity when feeling under attack.
Recognize the root of the problem—including personal hang-ups, unhealthy team dynamics, organizational culture, motivation clash, and myopic strategy decisions.
Assess what you can and can’t do to change the situation.
Press the reset button and redirect your anger and frustration into healthy project passion.
Form healthy barriers about what you will and won’t do for a project.