“Cybersecurity stress is an industrywide epidemic among security professions. Burnout is a hard conversation, but it’s necessary for CISOs to face workplace stress before it compromises productivity, talent retention or individual well-being” (Henry, 2020). Long work hours. Constantly changing priorities. Insufficient resources. High turnover. These are just some of the factors that a recent survey … Continue reading Leadership (Not Workload) Linked to Cybersecurity Burnout
The coronavirus has challenged our basic assumptions and the way we move through our lives. It is something rarely seen in the medical community. Its incubation period may make us unknowing carriers who unintentionally inflict harm on others. It is a frightening reality with global implications. In addition to these health concerns, the coronavirus has … Continue reading During a Pandemic, Be Curious and Ask Fearlessly
Written by Dr. Geri Puleo and Michael Hempseed Imagine that you owned a trucking company. Now imagine that after one year of work you were told almost 23% of your fleet broke down because they were used too much. You would probably have a serious word with your drivers about not pushing the vehicles beyond … Continue reading You Take Care of Your Car, But Are You Taking Care of Your Employees?
Employee engagement. It seems to be the new buzzword in leadership and human resources. The argument is that engaged employees are more productive, which helps the organization achieve its goals. It also supports the idea that engaged employees are less likely to leave the organization, which helps HR’s retention efforts. The definitions of what it … Continue reading Disengaged Employees? Maybe They Don’t Think You Care
Burnout. It’s (finally!) beginning to make national news. In May 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as a workplace phenomenon that occurs when “chronic workplace stress…has not been successfully managed.” So if your workplace is full of overworked, stressed out, and burned out workers, then it’s the employees’ problem that they ineffectively manage their … Continue reading Burnout: The Canary in the Coal Mine?