Mental wellness in the workplace is a growing focus for many organisations. And with good reason. But most leaders and organisations are still struggling to know how to tackle stress and mental wellness in the workplace effectively.
Burnout is a big problem. But it’s only in recent times that we’re coming to realise just HOW big: a recent Gallup study found that 23 percent of nearly 7,500 full-time employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned out sometimes. That's over half the workforce surveyed suffering from burnout.
Job burnout is estimated to account for an eye watering $125 billion to $190 billion in health-care spending each year globally. The financial cost to New Zealand organisations of burnout in turnover, absenteeism, lower engagement and reduced productivity are well documented – and would give any leader a headache.
And the World Health Organisation? They’ve just classed it as an official occupational phenomenon. That’s a big deal. It seems that while organisations have got to grips with the importance of physical safety, we've a long way to go when it comes to nurturing and caring for our employees’ mental well-being.
Therefore, in this interactive and practical webinar talk, Suzi outlines the causes, symptoms and antidotes of burnout in organisations. Based on both primary and secondary research conducted for her bestselling book Beyond Burnout, this talk will provide participants with practical steps to identify, prevent and address burnout and workplace stress. This will include the following sections:
- What exactly is burnout? And what is it not? Why stress in itself is not the problem.
- The 3 red flags or symptoms of burnout to watch out for in yourself and in your team mates.
- The 6 main causes of burnout. Overwork is just one of them.
- Debunking several myths surrounding burnout - including who might be the most at risk (spoiler alert: its hardly ever your low performers!)
- The four key strategies (recognise, destigmatise, socialise and organise) which leaders, individuals and organisations alike can adopt to identify, avoid and reduce burnout and unmanageable stress in the workplace. And how to create an environment where people, as well as profits, thrive.
- Q and A
About the Presenter:
Suzi McAlpine, Leadership Coach
Suzi specialises in leadership development, including executive coaching, leadership workshops, and programmes for CEOs, leadership teams and organisations throughout New Zealand.
An experienced author and mentor, Suzi writes and teaches about accomplished leadership, what magic emerges when it’s present, and how to inspire and improve leadership in individuals, teams and organisations. Suzi has been a leader and senior executive herself, working alongside CEOs and executive teams in many guises.
As a self-renowned ‘leadership geek’, Suzi’s years of experience includes being an executive search consultant, associate director, executive coach, and a practice leader for a division of the world’s largest HR consulting firm. Award-winning blog, The Leader ’s Digest has been named in CMOE’s Top 100 Socially-Shared Leadership Blogs, Serve To Lead’s Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs, Charles Specht’s Top 50 Global Leadership Bloggers, Hubworks Global Top 25 Leadership and Management Blogs and MP Star Financials’ global Top 25 International Leadership Blogs for Small Business.
Most recently, Suzi launched The Leader’s Map. The blended online leadership platform provides organisations wishing to equip their emerging leaders with the necessary leadership capabilities for success. Suzi is based in Nelson, New Zealand.
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