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Exhaustion and Project Management

The exhaustion is a condition in which the work ceases to seem important. When people cease to be interested in what they are doing (assuming that they initially were interested!), and they just want to come home and relax, because they were exhausted at work. Of course, there may be other reasons, but exhaustion is common in large projects with tight deadlines and a large workload.

Exhaustion occurs when people work on deterioration and wasting all the physical and mental strength. People can continue to perform the minimum amount of work, but are no longer working effectively. Project managers know about the exhaustion, and more importantly, they should try to prevent exhaustion before it occurs.

Resources in the projects tend to fizzle out before completion of the project. Given below are a few tips for prevention of exhaustion in the project teams.


Parents know how useful the breaks are. They use them to smooth out painful situations, to calm a child. The project Manager can't let his group to stop working, it is better to provide regular breaks to smooth situations and the allocation of time for reflection.

Sometimes not working is more rewarding than work. A break in the work allows the group to relax before returning to work hard. Interested in project management? You can also pass six sigma certification in Dubai at Eatimad today! Just make a call!

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Elimination of stress

Suppression of stress is somewhat like a break, but in this case the project Manager focuses on a particular cause of stress and exhaustion. For example, if the deadline is unrealistic, and the group continues working in order to meet it, then the situation must be resolved in any desired way – by making a delay or assigning resources to make it possible to finish the project in time.


Regular checkpoint for the group throughout the project will help everyone rest and relax before moving on to the next phase or task. Break is used if necessary, but a checkpoint should be included in the schedule, for example, when reaching a milestone or completion of phase of work.

The control point allows the project team to make a break in work and to reflect on what has been done so far. The project Manager can assess what has worked and what has not worked, and make adjustments on.

Realistic requirements

You want people to work 60 or 70 hours a week and meet unrealistic deadlines? This leads to the depletion of the group, regardless of how many checkpoints or breaks a project Manager makes. The best way to prevent the depletion of the group is to ensure that they are given the keys to their own success; people run out of steam when they see no chance to succeed, and so realistic requirements are of great importance.



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