It’s the second month of 2021 – and almost a full year has passed since the COVID-19 upended life as we knew it. How’s your team holding up? 🤔
The truth is that many of us are still struggling to adapt to remote or hybrid work environments. As we continue to face the “new normal” of Zoom calls and blurred work-life boundaries, the ongoing effects of COVID-19 can take a toll on our mental health.
If left unchecked, this can quickly lead to burnout. Employee burnout is defined in ICD-11 as "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." It is characterized by "feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and reduced professional efficacy."
Burnout is a serious (and expensive) problem. Over time, it can lead to lower productivity, engagement, and retention.
And right now, more individuals than ever are experiencing burnout. According to the Pew Research Centre, over one third of employees have displayed signs of depression and anxiety since the pandemic took hold – with that number rising to 55% for those struggling financially.
The good news? With the right tactics in place, leaders can help their employees feel more supported and connected to their organizations.
In our most recent webinar, we sat down with clinical psychologist and leadership expert Dr. Natalia Peart to discuss how leaders can prevent burnout on their teams.
In the webinar, Dr. Natalia Peart emphasizes the importance of creating a positive team culture where employees feel psychologically safe and valued by their employers. Quick preview below.
Watch the full webinar, which covers:
- The science behind stress and what that means in the modern workplace
- Why the workplace, leadership, and culture need to be redefined
- The building blocks of sustainable team culture
- How to help your team cope with Zoom fatigue
- 5 best practices for preventing remote work burnout
Supporting your team's mental health can seem like a difficult task – especially in our current circumstances. But by focusing on building a culture of listening and trust, leaders can inspire greater engagement and higher productivity on their teams.