Mary E. McLean, MD: No financial relationships to disclose
Alina Mitina, DO: No financial relationships to disclose
High-achievers tend to live by the mantra, "Say yes to everything." Particularly in the Chief year, this can lead to overcommitment, excessive stress, decreased reliability, and diminished quality of work. There is also a body of literature citing the negative psychological and physiological effects of overcommitment to work. The speakers will discuss the negative health and wellness consequences of overcommitment to work; provide decision making tools to prioritize commitments, free up time, and decide when (and when not) to take on a new opportunity; and present strategies for saying "no" in ways that avoid burning bridges and still convey a supportive, encouraging attitude.
Understand the negative effects of overcommitment to work and excessive stress, including known psychological and physiologic consequences, as well as decreased quality of work and decreased reliability.
Become familiar with decision making tools to prioritize commitments, free up time, and decide when (and when not) to take on a new opportunity.
Learn a framework saying "no" in an appropriate, encouraging way when presented with a new opportunity that is not feasible to accept.