Managing Chaos within the Workplace

Technology, demands, multiple roles and responsibilities being thrown at you on a daily basis is pretty much the norm nowadays. Recognizing the factors contributing to the chaos and address the areas to which you CAN control will assist in reducing stress and allowing you to focus on key priorities in becoming a more productive professional.


  • Defining what is causing the chaos
  • Identify the chaos that you can control
  • Prioritization to begin to breakdown what is important and what is urgent
  • Identify root causes and generate ideas quickly to minimize problems
  • How to close the gap between the current state and the desired outcome
  • Determine departmental risks and strategies to mitigate them
  • Differentiate between “necessary” and “unnecessary” interruptions
  • Respond assertively when priorities change or conflict arises
  • Use past experiences to create an action plan to prepare for future interruptions and chaos