July 22nd - 23rd / New York CityJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice

My best (and worst) strategies for dealing with high-demand work

Michael Schmid

Michael Schmid

Amazee I/O
When: July 22 @11:15am
Where: Room 1

Across roles, specialities, and companies job stress is increasing. The daily deluge of emails, Slack messages, and urgent tasks can be overwhelming and it may seem like there’s no solution. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and just want to give up. Believe me, I’ve been there too.

As CTO of Amazee, I work with a team around the world that’s online 24/7. Over the last ten years, I’ve tried a lot of different strategies to deal with the high demand for work and communication required as part of an innovative company. Some have worked wonders, others not at all. While sharing my personal experience, as well as the tips and tricks I’ve found helpful, I hope to start a conversation about how we can find individual solutions for a problem that’s become universal.

A couple of topics that I will cover:

  • How to sleep better and fall asleep faster
  • Notification overload
  • Structuring your day
  • Weekly self retrospectives

At the end of this session, attendees will:

  • Have specific strategies to implement to reduce stress
  • Know how to make an individual plan that works for them
  • Understand the importance of avoiding burn out
  • Connect with other attendees facing similar challenges

This session is for:

  • People feeling overwhelmed by their daily work
  • People working in high demand environments
  • People who want to share strategies for balancing work
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