Team H Integrative Case Study: A Juggling Act – Part 1 October 9, 2011 Identification Key Facts • Prior to becoming a parent Anna was a star performer, was promoted rapidly and received significant pay increases • After she had her daughter, Anna moved to part-time to allow her the flexibility of working and spending time with her daughter. • Anna’s motivation is now shared between being a mother and a “star performer” • Anna found that her work on an internal office project was unrewarding and she missed the pressure and satisfaction of working on a client site. • Anna became part of the management team of a large, client based project with tight deadlines and challenging work. • Anna is dissatisfied with her level of contribution when compared to other managers since she misses out on key decisions and project progress • Her days at home are used to play catch up with the office, thus impeding on her quality time with her daughter • Anna is feeling overwhelmed trying to find the right balance of work and home life. • Anna does not feel that there is anyone close to her who can relate to her situation and offer support • Although her colleagues are supportive and outwardly sympathetic to her situation, they may not really understand how she feels because they continue to add to her work load.
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