Star performers are the backbones of many organizations -- they're those employees who "give 110%" and "always exceed expectations." And their bosses rely on them to meet organizational goals. But what happens when these star performers burn out? Would you as a manager notice the warning signs -- and know what to do to prevent … Continue reading 5 Warning Signs Your Star Performer Is Burning Out
When I began researching workplace burnout nearly 20 years ago, I was met with skepticism and often received the following comments (accompanied with rolled eyes and sighs of exasperation): "Oh, it's the employee's problem if they can't deal with stress!" "If an employee can't take the heat, then they should just leave the kitchen!" "What do … Continue reading Finally! World Health Organization Say Burnout IS a Medical Diagnosis
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