Are you exhausted? Maybe you are feeling a bit cynical? These can be signs of burnout. Paula Davis defines burnout as the manifestation over time of chronic workplace stress. Paula is the author of BEATING BURNOUT AT WORK: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience. She tells Kevin that pre-pandemic, we were suffering high levels of burnout and, it has only accelerated during the pandemic. Although we typically associate burnout at the individual level, Davis suggests that this is an organizational issue. Leaders first need to recognize their role in causing or preventing burnout. You can influence change at the team level, where leaders can do small things that create a culture of well-being.
In this episode, Paula:
- Differentiates burnout vs. stress.
- Shares why team are the secret.
- Talks about how to diagnose burnout.
Ask yourself: Are you doing meaningful work?
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