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The proposed alternative session ‘Brainwriting’ Solutions to Task Saturation & Stress Among Museum Practitioners proposed for the Canadian Museums Association Annual Conference in Halifax, 11-15 April 2016, will not proceed due to lack of sufficient interest.
It has been suggested that I propose this again for next year’s conference. Stay tuned.
To all those who will be attending the CMA conference, I wish you every success in learning and/or generating solutions to the challenges facing us in the field.
To those who are disappointed in the cancellation of the proposed alternative session, please refer to the other pieces that I have been posting on & off for the last few years.
Right now, I am mostly “off,” but once I can leave some high energy-consuming life challenges currently making me time poor, I plan to get back to writing. There are lots more things to say & solutions to suggest.
In the meantime, know that you are not alone in task saturation & that there are solutions & supports.
If nothing else, read the best book for the fully loaded camels among museum workers:
Ury, William. 2007. The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes. New York: Bantam Dell.
My local public library has a copy, so I expect that many others will as well. This book also is reviewed here on my blog Review of William Ury, Power of a Positive No: How to Say No & Still Get to Yes .
The second best book found to date for task saturated museum practitioners is:
Posen, David. 2013. Is Work Killing You? A Doctor’s Prescription for Treating Workplace Stress. Toronto: House of Anansi Press Inc.
In closing, work/life balance is achievable for museum practitioners. Take care of your physical, mental, family, social, & spiritual health!
Paul C. Thistle
Solving Museum Worker Task Saturation Blog https://solvetasksaturation.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/hello-world/