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Work volumes can become very high at Procter and Gamble. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

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    Work volumes can become very high at Procter and Gamble. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

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      The interviewer wants to be assured that you can handle the workload required of you in this position and that you will not become overwhelmed if/when workloads unexpectedly increase. When workloads increase, stress levels do too. How do you react?

      "When I have a large workload on my plate, I do not stress over the tasks that are in front of me. Rather, I make a simple plan of which tasks are a high priority and which tasks are a lower priority. The higher priority tasks, I complete first. Through this system, I can focus on my tasks individually, rather than stressing out about the multitude of tasks ahead of me. With P&G's focus on interdependency, I also believe that I could reach out to team members and/or colleagues in order to effectively divide and conquer particular challenges that lead to a heavy workload."

      Michelle's Answer

      "Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I try to take a few deep breaths, review my list of tasks, and concentrate first on those that are of highest strategic priority to the organization - in other words, the tasks most likely to positively affect the company's bottom line. If I can put my highest expenditure of resources there, I'm more likely to make a positive impact on the organization overall."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "A completely normal situation in the business world. For starters, I would divide and define tasks based on the volume of work and level of priority. Naturally, I would do the higher priority tasks first, the ones that would show the most effect on the company, and then gradually move to the next and next."

      Cindy's Answer

      Very good! Prioritization is an important skill. Can you draw on an experience when you had more work than you could accomplish on a deadline and how you managed through the situation?

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Planning is necessary when the work volume increases. Also, personally, I like to use the adrenaline to be more productive in the short term. After that, I like to meditate and take deep breaths to be able to concentrate better on the tasks at hand."

      Marcie's Answer

      Nice! Don't forget to also mention prioritizing projects so you can make sure to focus on the most important ones first. It's great that you view stress/adrenaline as a positive and use that to your advantage. As you mention, planning is also key.

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