Summary of “Help Your Team Manage Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout”

Because work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, anxiety and burnout are not uncommon.
Worker stress levels are rising, with over half of the global workforce reporting that they are closer to burnout than they were just five years ago, according to a Regus Group survey of over 22,000 business people across 100 countries.
According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, workers around the world spend 34 to 48 hours at work each week on average, and many engage in work or related activities after business hours.
McKinsey Quarterly suggests that “Always-on, multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy.” And one of the most significant findings in employee pulse surveys that I’ve seen in companies large and small is that employees have an exceptionally hard time disconnecting from work.
It’s not the number of hours people work that matters, it’s the value they produce during the hours they work.
So stop worrying about how many hours someone spends at his desk, and start figuring out “What can I do to help this person design his schedule so that when he’s working, he’s really working?”.
You may be asking yourself, “Is it really my job as a manager to focus on people’s resilience? To encourage them to practice mindfulness?” According to recent research published by Gallup, the view that employees should leave their personal lives at home “Might sound sensible, but it’s totally unrealistic.” Gallup analysis shows that “Our well-being has an impact on the people we work with, and on the people who work for us.” Managers really do need to focus on what Monika Broecker, founder of the Center for Personal Growth, describes as “Upgrading mental and emotional capabilities.”
Doing well at work and encouraging people to feel well isn’t just possible – it’s the foundation of a high-performance team.

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