Definition of workload in English:

workload

noun

  • The amount of work to be done by someone or something:

    ‘he had been given three deputies to ease his workload’
    • ‘The obvious antidote is not taking on such punishing workloads.’
    • ‘Youngsters in Swindon could finish early on Fridays, if plans to tackle teachers' heavy workloads get the go-ahead.’
    • ‘Stress levels among York teachers have prompted education chiefs to alert the Government to the pressures caused by heavy workloads.’
    • ‘They also have tremendous workloads, and often work much longer hours than is needed to ensure the success of their students.’
    • ‘Men increasingly justify their existence in terms of their workloads.’
    • ‘We have also employed new staff to help with the 24 tasks earmarked by the government to help lighten teachers' workloads.’
    • ‘Unions broadly welcome the scheme, while stressing that the implications for teacher workloads need to be thought through.’
    • ‘They claim heavy workloads and poor resources are hampering their ability to tackle major health issues such childhood obesity.’
    • ‘The number of manufacturing jobs saw a slight increase as businesses took on more staff to meet increasing workloads.’
    • ‘Some cities also complained of excessive workloads for personnel as well as weak management and leadership.’
    • ‘Details of our judges' individual sentencing records and workloads remain tucked away in official files away from prying eyes.’
    • ‘Guide employees on prioritising workloads and give them a framework to delegate tasks when appropriate’
    • ‘Tasks were reallocated, workloads adjusted and we got everything done once again.’
    • ‘In September, the union asked management to take steps to safeguard staff by monitoring workloads and setting aside tasks in busy periods.’
    • ‘Colonel Bradley said it takes constant fine-tuning of processes to ease workloads.’
    • ‘Modern student workloads are heavier, and more job-focused than before.’
    • ‘Child-protection staff are expected to respond to unmanageable workloads.’
    • ‘Heavy workloads, pressure to meet targets and management style are said to be the main reasons for stress-related illnesses.’
    • ‘New legislation means vastly increased workloads in administration, much duplication of work and huge amounts of statistics.’
    • ‘The problems were likely to be exacerbated in years to come as more and more demands were put on doctors to meet ever-growing workloads.’

Pronunciation

workload

/ˈwəːkləʊd/