Stretched thin

Managing projects involves managing a seemingly infinite stream of problems and conflicts. How well a project manager performs in managing this stream is often directly related to how well this professional manages personal stress. This article discusses several techniques that can help project managers manage job-related stress. In doing so, it describes a few stress-management techniques that two project management professionals use to control their stress levels. It explains the processes that two information technology (IT) industry firms have developed to ensure that their employees can effectively manage the stress involved in attempting to perform well. Accompanying this article are two sidebars: The first lists six signs indicating work-related burnout; the second identifies the ways that technology--specifically, a BlackBerry--can help alleviate project-induced stress.
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