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 Are Your Workplace Practices Burning Out Your Best Employees?
We’ve all heard about the importance of “engaging” employees. Engaged employees are: Happier and more satisfied in their jobs. Less likely to leave the company for a better opportunity. Able to be more productive and create higher quality results for customers. The foundation for organizational constancy, profitability, and sustainability. Sounds great, huh? But what is … Continue reading Start Igniting Employees’ Passion (Instead of Engagement)
When most people think of "flexibility," we usually think about physical flexibility. In contrast, flex in the workplace is often synonymous with temporal (or time-based) flexibility -- in other words, flex-time, compressed work weeks, or telecommuting. But neither one of these definitions encompasses the full range of flexible options that employers can and should offer their workers -- especially … Continue reading Workplace Flexibility: Why It’s More Than Just Flexible Hours
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 The Compassionate Workplace: What It Is, Why It’s Missing, and How It Contributes to Organizational Success
We’ve all heard about the importance of working hard and how it manifests into a strong work ethic. We’ve also been advised to use technology to help us work smart by prioritizing and multitasking our activities. We've been told that this concentrated focus on work is what creates success. But we're rarely told to personally celebrate our achievements … Continue reading Working Hard, Working Smart, and Not Working