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Managing your own capacity

Balance enthusiastically accepting new opportunities with ensuring you don’t over-extend yourself

For rising professionals (<5 years of experience)

Managing your own capacity
Why this topic matters

It can be hard to set expectations or push back. However, to do your best work sustainably, you must be thoughtful about what you take on.

What participants will do together
  • Review the 4 steps of managing capacity
  • Apply each step to common workplace scenarios
  • Exchange feedback, reflections, and plans to apply it in real life
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Participant reflections

"It's okay to say no to work or to manage others' expectations. You just need to do it in a tactful way."

"I will make sure I get clear answers to questions the next time I get an ad-hoc request from a client."

"I want to ask a lot of questions to understand the values, goals, and urgency, of the tasks I'm assigned."

"The next time I'm assigned a task, I will consider reasons to help and reasons not to help given my own capacity."

"This was a fun and immersive experience with coworkers—I love the mix of group and solo work. I am a fan!"

"This was a terrific combination of individual and group learning. The tech feels groundbreaking!"

"This is a way better experience than watching eye-numbing videos. I love it."

"I love that Sparkwise makes it possible to chat with colleagues in real time while solving interesting problems."





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