How to beat burnout

You might be lucky enough to take some time off during the holidays, but chances are, your burnout won’t be going anywhere. Burnout has been a burning issue for some time, and coupled with pandemic woes and holiday stress, it could be a recipe for disaster if left unchecked. Explore a special collection on well-being in the workplace or dive deeper with recent insights to discover how to tap into your psychological resilience and what organizations can do now to win the ongoing battle against burnout. Key topics include:

  • why traditional wellness perks often miss the mark, and what could be more effective
  • strategies for maintaining well-being amid constant volatility, and how organizations can support employees
  • why workload issues are driving parents out of the workforce
  • how high performers collaborate in ways that enable them to be more efficient than their peers while improving their well-being

Author Talks: Why burnout is an epidemic—and what to do about it

Battling burnout: A conversation with resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood

Married to the job no more: Craving flexibility, parents are quitting to get it

Author Talks: Beyond collaboration overload

Women in the Workplace 2021

Stepping up, but risking burnout: Women leaders in the public and social sectors in 2021

How affordable is mental healthcare? The long-term impact on financial health

How employers can improve their approach to mental health at work

Grief, loss, burnout: Talking about complex feelings at work

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Grief, loss, burnout: Navigating a new emotional landscape at work