Advanced English dictionary
the amount of work that has to be done by a particular person or organization: a heavy workload + We have taken on extra staff to cope with the increased workload. + Management is looking at ways of spreading the workload between departments.
enormous, heavy, huge | excessive | additional, extra, increased | lighter, reduced | administrative
VERB + WORKLOAD
She's got an increased workload this year.
| expand, increase | ease, lighten, reduce
An assistant one day a week would ease my workload.
| distribute, share, spread
We want to try and distribute the workload more evenly.
| cope with
WORKLOAD + VERB
Doctors are having to cope with an ever-expanding workload.