Burnout and stress are not the same

Burnout and stress are not the same

Burnout and stress can be related BUT they are not exactly the same. Stress in the workplace can result when an employee tries to do too much. Burnout is a little bit more insidious. It can certainly occur when an employee or team member is doing too much, but also...
Is “Thriving” the new “Engagement”?

Is “Thriving” the new “Engagement”?

Microsoft has changed the way it evaluates employee satisfaction, and this mind shift is making waves. Up until recently, the company conducted one lengthy, annual survey that tracked employee engagement. However, according to an article in Harvard Business Review*,...
Sharpen the Axe

Sharpen the Axe

Two lumberjacks of equal skill, experience, and stature work side by side, chopping down trees together every single day. However, one lumberjack works non-stop, without taking a break, whereas the other takes an hour-long lunch break every afternoon. Despite working...
Global Employee Burnout

Global Employee Burnout

It’s Global! Organizations globally are experiencing high levels of absenteeism, burnout, decreased productivity, and increased turnover. This week I had a session with a global organization with leaders from Europe, North America, and Asia, and not surprisingly there...
It’s Still About the Team!

It’s Still About the Team!

It is still about the TEAM. The top priority of your organization’s leaders is to take care of their teams. Through the challenges of the pandemic and the on-again off-again returning to in-person work, employees need empathetic leadership. Many employees are...
Employee Mental Wellbeing

Employee Mental Wellbeing

The pandemic has affected your organization’s employee mental wellbeing. Canadian employees continue to struggle to take care of their health. Creating a strong workplace culture that positively supports employee mental health reduces turnover and supports...
Employees and Loneliness

Employees and Loneliness

51% of employees are experiencing feelings of loneliness.* At this point, after more than 2 years of the pandemic, we thought it would all be easier. We still have pandemic related concerns, anxiety, loneliness and uncertainty for the return-to-office (or not). What...
What is Flourishing?

What is Flourishing?

Pop Quiz! On a scale of 1 to 10, where are you in terms of FLOURISHING? (10 = highest and 1 = lowest) Flourishing is the flow state where we experience positive emotions. It’s when we feel happy, excited, enthusiastic, content, and satisfied. When we are flourishing,...