This learning object is one of a set of exercises and activities taken from the book 'Modern Social Work Practice' written by Mark Doel and Steven Shardlow. The purpose of this exercise is to look at the ways in which students organize their work within the working week. A set of demands and constraints which mirror the student’s work on the placement are used to discover the principles which can be used to manage a workload.

Report of a research project which aimed to provide a better understanding of the administrative workload of mental health workers. It sheds some light on the more complex questions about administrative processes and shows where small changes may make processes more effective.