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Getting Ahead of Burnout with New York Times Bestselling Author

Insight Partners | March 24, 2021| 1 min. read

Insight partnered with Upwork’s VP of Customer Insights and New York Times Bestselling Author, Tim Sanders, to host this informative and timely webinar. In this replay, Tim will present ideas and methods that you can use to prevent and alleviate professional burnout through design thinking. He will also share insights on what it takes to restore work-life integration 2021. He’ll share the latest research as well as best practices from companies and wellness advisors.

Key Takeaways:

  • Spot the early warning signs of burnout
  • Design workstreams to ensure load-management of key talents
  • Leverage resources such as the work marketplace to offload tactical burdens
  • Coach others to reduce stress and recharge energies while they work at home

Here are some additional notes from the event:

Enterprise impact of burnout:

  • Absenteeism 63% more likely to take a sick day
  • Performance 13% are less confident on the job
  • Retention 260% more likely to change jobs
  • 25% will quit post-pandemic

The 6 types of work stress:

  • Time stress
  • Workload
  • Anticipatory stress
  • The actual situations at work
  • Encounters with people
  • Information overload 

Suggestions for quickly impacting work stress:

  • Reconnect with values & mission - helps employees understand their purpose, increases motivation
  • Enterprise design - rethink the workload you're putting on your employees - can you incorporate load management 
  • Quality 1:1s - preferable on Mondays, ask your employees how they’re doing; leave a long pause before jumping right back into work 
  • Reduce rhythm & length of meetings—less Zooms, turn your camera off & bring back phone calls!
  • Incorporate a buddy system - peer to peer relationships & weekly check ins
  • Encourage that employees are configuring their workspaces to include sunshine

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