5 Ways to Deal with the Microstresses Draining Your Energy | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

Employee wellbeing (EWB) remains a top priority for many organizations. However, Deloitte’s Wellbeing at Work survey reveals that many employees struggle with low levels of wellbeing, encountering exhaustion (52%), stress (49%), and a sense of being overwhelmed (43%). Despite the existence of EWB support initiatives like wellness programs, organizations often overlook the impact of various aspects of the work …

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What’s Fueling Burnout in Your Organization? | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

The issue of employee burnout continues to be a significant concern for many organizations. Burnout, characterized by an ongoing imbalance between job demands and available resources, leads to undesirable outcomes, such as extreme fatigue and diminished creativity and problem-solving abilities. While excessive workload is frequently identified as the primary cause, this article highlights an often-overlooked …

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Disclosing a Chronic Illness Condition at Work | The University of Melbourne

Leadership & Culture

This 27-page research paper presents insights from a study focused on the experiences of individuals in leadership roles dealing with their chronic illnesses at work. Unlike acute illnesses, chronic conditions require ongoing management and can involve unpredictable flares, posing challenges to those dealing with them. The research highlights how these individuals grapple with disclosing such health …

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Reducing Information Overload in Your Company | Employee Experience Magazine

Leadership & Culture

Over two years ago, I shared a Fortune article titled, Why Cognitive Load Could Be the Most Important Employee Experience Metric in the Next 10 Years. Cognitive load (CL) is a theory suggesting that excessive information processing hampers task performance and learning. Increased CL can negatively impact decision-making, performance, wellbeing, and employee experience. Today, with growing digital data and …

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Employee Wellbeing Playlist | Multiple Resources

Leadership & Culture

This one-page PDF contains a playlist of five resources for enabling employee wellbeing (EWB) in an organization. A few of these resources include:  The Workforce Well-being Imperative by Deloitte Insights, which shares how three determinants disproportionately impact employee wellbeing: Leadership (how leaders behave), Design of Work (how work is organized), and Ways of Working (how work gets done). Addressing Employee Burnout: Are …

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As Workforce Well-being Dips, Leaders Ask: What Will It Take to Move the Needle? | Deloitte Insights

Leadership & Culture

The article presents insights from Deloitte’s second Wellbeing at Work Survey. The survey involved 3,150 C-suite executives, managers, and employees across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. Key findings include: 1) Many employees continue to struggle with low levels of wellbeing, experiencing exhaustion (52%), stress (49%), and feeling overwhelmed (43%). 2) There is a gap …

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The Workforce Well-being Imperative | Deloitte Insights

Leadership & Culture

Employee well-being (EWB) remains a top priority for many organizations, as noted in my one-page summary on 2023 talent priorities. And while many firms are implementing EWB programs to support the well-being of their workers, this new article brings to light other factors—beyond programs—that influence EWB. Based on a survey of 1,274 US workers across a …

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The Hidden Toll of Microstress | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

As pointed out in my one-page summary on 2023 talent priorities according to seven sources, employee wellbeing (EWB) is a growing focus for many firms. While organizations have programs and initiatives to support EWB (e.g., wellness programs), one often overlooked driver of employee wellbeing is: reducing or eliminating sources of stress related to ways of working. This article …

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Organize Your Rewards Package Around Employees’ Critical Life Moments | Gartner

Talent Management

Organizations continue to invest in the total rewards component of their employee value proposition (EVP) as many workers place an increased value on benefits and programs that support their well-being and their families. But as pointed out in this Gartner article, it isn’t always evident to employees and new hires that their needs are being …

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How to Win the War for Talent Through Performance Management | Gartner

Talent Management

Employee wellbeing (EWB) continues to be a top priority for many organizations. And while leaders have implemented practices and tools to support EWB, this article argues that HR leaders can “reposition performance management (PM) at their organizations to deliver on employees’ wellbeing needs, not just their performance needs.”  As illustrated in Figure 2, PM processes can help meet …

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