Baby steps walking away As an expert in workplace burnout, I’m often asked: “What should I do when I realize I’m burned out?” First of all, let me congratulate you on recognizing that you ARE burned out! I’m not being flippant. Denial is one of the key characteristics of the downward spiral to burnout. So … Continue reading The First Step to Take If You’re Burning Out
COVID-19 is real and has been affecting the way in which we work and live. WFH (work from home) has changed our routines -- and is causing many of us to realize that our previous schedules were highly stressful. Perhaps during this time of remote working and WFH, we can take stock of how stressed … Continue reading What do you REALLY need to recover from burnout?
The coronavirus pandemic is a global threat to health, safety, and economic stability. In response, many countries have imposed "stay at home" mandates to enforce social distancing. Routines have often been smashed as eligible employees struggle with their new remote work arrangements. Those who are new to a remote work arrangement are often faced with … Continue reading Burnout Recovery: The Potential Upside of Coronavirus Remote Work?
The dirty little secret in many organizations is burnout -- but most companies refuse to admit it. Instead their managers focus on building the resiliency of their employees. It's a positive spin on an ever-growing workplace challenge. But the truth is this: Resiliency cannot exist if you are burned out. I focused on this issue … Continue reading Are You Resilient at Work? [VIDEO]
If you’re feeling tired, you’re not alone. According to a recent NSC survey, 73% of Americans reported that they felt too tired to function at work 53% admitted they are less productive 44% had trouble focusing But is there an underlying cause for our fatigue? Sleep deprivation may be the underlying factor. Heavy workloads, extended … Continue reading Stress, Fatigue, and Burnout: What to do now to finally get some sleep
Last month I was thrilled to be part of an international online summit focusing on burnout in nurses. Even if you're not a nurse, the insights from the summit can help you avoid and overcome burnout. In this 30-minute interview, I discuss the workplace stressors that can lead to burnout. Thanks to the generosity of Ashild Tilrem … Continue reading How to Promote a Stress-Free Workplace [INTERVIEW]
When I was conducting my research that led to the Burnout During Organizational Change Model (B-DOC), I asked my participants to identify what they believed led to their burnout. I didn’t offer any potential choices relating to what I thought caused burnout. So, one particular finding left me, well, flabbergasted: A disturbing 57.1% of my … Continue reading What To Do When Your Boss Is Unethical
Have you ever asked a child what he or she wants to be when they grow up? Usually they have a long, extensive list of all the professional possibilities just waiting for them when they grow up. But ask an adult what he or she really wants to do professionally? Well, that’s usually a completely … Continue reading So, What Do You REALLY Want to Do?
I'm so pleased to share my recent interview on Carol Miltersteiner's Dutch podcast, The Better Achiever! In this 56-minute interview, I shared my own experience with burnout and how it has shaped my research and practice - plus I provided some insights into workplace stressors that lead to burnout. You can also listen to this … Continue reading The Truth About Workplace Burnout [INTERVIEW]
Burnout has become rampant in the modern workplace. As the demands on our time, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities increase, this creates a stressor-rich environment that can contribute to burnout. Even though our professional and personal lives have become increasingly hectic, time-consuming, and stressful, we DON'T have to become victims of this stress by succumbing to … Continue reading Why Burnout Is NOT Inevitable