Updated: Oct 13, 2022
Executives are at a high risk of burning out.
According to Gallup, “manager burnout is only getting worse.”
Throughout the pandemic, executives and especially HR professionals, have been facing added pressures stemming from the shift in workplace structures, increasing employee burnout rates, and hiring and retaining employees amid the “Great Resignation.”
SHRM reports that “managers’ jobs are ten times harder than before the pandemic.”
The report also stated that “attrition risk in 2021 was two times higher among managers than individual contributors" and the trend was expected to continue through 2022.
Management and leadership positions can be isolating.
Leaders are responsible for serving the people, providing support and clarity, and delivering results.
The pressure that can come with being a leader, especially in times of crisis or uncertainty, can make the role feel overwhelming and lonely.
When leaders don’t manage their stress and learn to regulate their emotions, it can have a trickle-down effect that impacts employee wellbeing, increases workplace burnout rates, and leads to poor overall company performance.
The first step any leader should take if they want to support employee wellbeing in the workplace is to prioritize their own wellbeing.
When we take care of ourselves first, we have the capacity to positively influence the wellbeing of those around us.
Join me on Tuesday, October 18th at 9:30 am PST (12:30 pm EST) for a 30 - minute Q&A session to discuss EASY ways to start sustainably prioritizing your professional and personal wellbeing today.
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Adeola Mead is a Physician with 15+ years of clinical and corporate consultancy experience.
She is the Director and Chief Wellbeing Officer at Vitaliteam Workplace Wellness providing and curating health/wellness services and experiences centered on holistic, personalized care for individuals while fostering social connection and positive team cultures.
We are a “Boutique EAP” agency that is hyper focused on identifying and comprehensively addressing the root cause issues underlying individual and organizational health concerns.