Building to Burnout-Proof:
Creating a Team Environment that Encourages Wellness and Empowers Teams, from the Front Lines to the C-Suite
When and Where
Burnout is plaguing companies and workers around the globe, a phenomenon that has sparked copious research on the prevalence of burnout. Depending on the source, professional burnout ranges from 40% to 89%, based on data collected between 2019 and present day. An overwhelming majority of workers are feeling the effects of too much work, job dissatisfaction, unpredictable changes in the economy, and other workplace stressors. Add to the mix the fact that life outside of work still exists, and we end up with too many people struggling just to keep their heads above water. Burnout not only affects mental, physical, and emotional health, but it also impacts office environment, turnover, team productivity, and organizational health. Many methods of avoiding burnout focus on person-centered actions that can mitigate individual stress, but burnout is actually an organizational issue. Unreasonable demands, inadequate staffing, and a culture that rewards 24/7 availability are a few factors that promote burnout and poor well-being among employees. In recent years, organizations have increasingly focused on providing team members with wellness benefits to improve well-being. Unfortunately, many office environments work in opposition to this mission, contributing to the overwhelm and burnout of their most valuable assets. One of the most important factors in creating a team environment that optimizes wellness is boundaries. Boundaries are vital to both sides of the burnout equation; without them, both organizations and employees will remain vulnerable to the devastating impacts of employee burnout.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify 3 signs of burnout. Describe 3 factors that lead to burnout and employee turnover.
Identify the connection between mental health, boundaries and burnout.
Describe 3 criteria for assessing burnout in staff at all levels of an organization. Identify 3 characteristics of a staff member who would benefit from burnout intervention.
Identify 3 protective factors to increase employee well-being. Describe how employees can be empowered to implement changes to prioritize their own well-being.