Is Job Dissatisfaction Worse Than Overwork?

While work overload can cause burnout, being under-satisfied in a job can destroy hope.  Which do you think is more detrimental:  overwork or job dissatisfaction?  (I'm looking forward to your thoughts.) Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout … Continue reading Is Job Dissatisfaction Worse Than Overwork?

Workplace Compassion: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

Should we expect to find compassion in our workplaces – or should we check our emotions at the door in order to be more productive at work?   Is workplace compassion a “nice to have” bonus at work – or is it an organizational imperative for innovation and profitability?  According to recent research, compassion may be … Continue reading Workplace Compassion: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success

Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]

This is the final video in my 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees.  I'll discuss how two types of work overload burn out employees -- plus the actions you can take now to prioritize projects and help employees create a better work-life balance. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]

7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance [VIDEO]

It's tough to balance the conflicting responsibilities of our work and personal lives. Maybe it's because we're exhausted, but we all waste time.  I'll identify 7 time-wasters that contribute to work-life imbalance In this quick 2-minute video, I'll discuss 7 time-wasters that contribute to work-life imbalance AND can lead to burnout. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, … Continue reading 7 Time Wasters That Destroy Work-Life Balance [VIDEO]

We Don’t Have It! How Insufficient Resources Create Employee Burnout [VIDEO]

This is video #6 in a 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees.  I'll discuss how insufficient resources lead to employee burnout and give tips on balancing the financial and human costs of providing -- or NOT providing -- the necessary resources. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and … Continue reading We Don’t Have It! How Insufficient Resources Create Employee Burnout [VIDEO]

The Instant De-Stresser You Can Do at Your Desk

Breathing is natural.  It’s part of our autonomic nervous system, so we don’t even have to think about it.  But maybe we should consciously focus on our breathing in order to avoid stress and burnout. Anxiety and stress have interesting effects on the breath.  Since breathing is controlled by the autonomic nervous system, changes in … Continue reading The Instant De-Stresser You Can Do at Your Desk

TEDx Presentation: Burnout, PTSD, and ADAAA

It’s been a month since my last blog post – but the reason for this delay was an exciting one.  I was given the opportunity to present at a TEDx event on February 19, 2014.  My topic?  Burnout and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:  More Similar Than You Think…  Don’t panic – this wasn’t a dry, … Continue reading TEDx Presentation: Burnout, PTSD, and ADAAA

10 Ways Organizations Create Burnout: An Overview

It has been well documented that 70% of change initiatives fail.  While numerous reasons exist for these failures, I am convinced that it is primarily because many of the employees – whether they are change leaders or change “targets” – are frustrated, angry, apathetic, and burned out. While many managers believe that it is the … Continue reading 10 Ways Organizations Create Burnout: An Overview

Warning Signs of Burnout: 6 Symptoms That I Didn’t Ignore

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I inadvertently became a participant or statistic in my on-going research into what causes and maintains employee burnout during organizational change.  The situation:  I was a new full-time faculty member at a university that was attempting to transform itself and I had no control over the constantly changing … Continue reading Warning Signs of Burnout: 6 Symptoms That I Didn’t Ignore

Spiraling Downward: The Path to Burnout During Organizational Change

As I mentioned last week, I inadvertently became a case study over the last year in my on-going research into what causes and maintains employee burnout during organizational change.  Even though I had worked as an adjunct prior to accepting a full-time faculty position at this university, I was unprepared for the radical difference in … Continue reading Spiraling Downward: The Path to Burnout During Organizational Change