Topic 2 The importance of boundaries

Setting boundaries is important as it enhances productivity and creates a non-overwhelming working environment. Setting boundaries is not only about limitations, but also a transparent way to help you avoid a potential burnout. Communicating your boundaries reflects your respect to yourself and to your teammates and helps you be more productive and efficient.

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Nicola Richardson indicates that boundaries and expectations not set ahead lead towards engagement and performance issues. According to Kouser Chowdrai, lack of boundaries might lead to “feeling exhausted and deflated”. More particularly, lack of boundaries can cause various challenges, such as communication issues and misunderstandings, loss of discipline, poor workload organization, and low-quality performance.

On the other hand, setting effective boundaries within your team has many benefits for yourself and your teammates. With transparent boundaries goals and expectations are clear, time management is more effective, and you can easily plan and prioritize your tasks to avoid being overwhelmed by your workload. A working environment that has clear boundaries is a healthy environment where all its members know their responsibilities and can cooperate harmoniously and efficiently.

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