Change >> Burnout + Stress.
It doesn't have to be that way.
We live in times of constant change. You can't run and you can't hide from it, change is here to stay. So what can you do? You can work with change. The key: maintain your mental and physical well-being during times of change and take intentional steps to build resiliency.
Constant change (along with other demands such as long hours and low engagement) can lead to increased levels of workplace burnout. The World Health Organization has classified burnout as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress. Burnout will often leave employees exhausted. It will also create an emotional expanse between employees and their jobs. Employees who are burned out begin to attribute negative feelings toward their job, and possibly in extension toward their employer. Ultimately, employees who experience burnout syndrome have less to give to their job, physically and mentally.
One of the keys to managing through change and avoiding burnout is to build resilience in your workforce.
Resilience is about how well you adapt to complex or ongoing change. Resilient employees can bounce back from setbacks or challenges more quickly and more effectively. Here's the good news: Resiliency can be learned. Resiliency can be developed. Resiliency helps to fend off stress and burnout.
One study found that interventions promoting resilience, when introduced into high-stress workplaces, improved staff self-efficacy, optimism, job satisfaction, goal attainment, and productivity (Mcewen & Boyd, 2018).
You can build resiliency in your workplace by being intentional about it. Just like building any other muscle, it takes time and practice.
Are you willing to invest in building a more resilient, more engaged + healthier workplace?
My approach includes:
All of this is available to you for a nominal investment that you will quickly earn back in a healthier workforce with more highly engaged employees.
Take this opportunity to build a healthier workplace + deepen employee engagement.
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Mcewen, K., & Boyd, C. M. (2018). A Measure of Team Resilience. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60(3), 258-272.