It’s tough to balance the conflicting responsibilities of our work and personal lives. It’s equally as difficult for organizations to effectively schedule the demands place on their employees.
Maybe it’s because we’re exhausted, but (despite our best efforts) we all waste time.
Often, the time that employees “waste” might be the result of attempts to overcome the debilitating fatigue of burnout. By identifying these time-wasters and understanding why employees are succumbing to them, organizational leaders can be better able to make the necessary changes that can avoid an organization-wide burnout.
On a more personal level, when workers “waste” time, they often are more likely to suffer the stress associated with work-life imbalance. If your employees are complaining about their struggles with work-life balance — either loudly or in covert whispers via the office grapevine — then it’s time for organizational leaders to step in to help them regain balance and reduce the likelihood of burnout.
In this quick 2-minute video, I’ll identify 7 time wasters that contribute to employees’ work-life imbalance — instead of blaming employees, consider these time wasters as warning signs of a potential spiral down into burnout.
Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout through the B-DOC Model. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, keynote speaker, author, blogger, business coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action” by watching her TEDx Talk on YouTube. To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to www.gapuleo.com.