How would you describe your typical workday?
The Deloitte report on burnout and stress starts with: “highly stressed” or how over 1000 respondents choose to summarise their workday. My work with clients suggests that “highly stressed” carries well into the weekend also. It is a great description for most lives today unless you have recently won the lottery, came into a substantial inheritance or decided to quit the rat race and moved somewhere where life and time run a great deal slower.
So what can we learn from this report? Here are a few highlights that resonate with my experience as a consultant on workplace wellbeing and productivity, Grid™ inventor and personal advisor and coach to people interested in leaving highly stressed behind.
- Burnout and stress inhibit good performance and yet they are on the rise.
- Whilst 8/10 people have passion for their work, 6/10 are stressed by it.
- 7/10 experienced burnout in their current job which is a very scary concept when we consider workplace culture.
- What contributes to burnout include long-hours working cultures, unrealistic deadlines, poor leadership and management.
- The negative impact of this affects work, relationships, and drives the repetition of habits that lock people into habitual cycles of stress and exhaustion.
- 7/10 people don’t believe their employers do enough to minimise burnout and stress.
- There is a mismatch between what employers offer and what staff need.
- Millennials are most affected by burnout and stress.
The estimated cost of poor mental health in the UK was £43 billion in 2018. This estimate rose from the last estimate of £37 billion given in 2016. According to Deloitte amongst the factors that contribute to this cost are presenteeism, burnout, leevism and need to spend more on keeping people engaged. Seems a bit crazy to me when we could simply treat people well and support them doing what they love.
Here’s how Grid™ can help!
- Grid™ method focuses on lowering stress by helping the person rediscover how to work from a place of the low-stress zone.
- Grid™ helps people learn to structure and manage work on their terms and coaches the person through it.
- Grid™ helps from Day 1.
- Grid™ helps train health boundaries and rebuild confidence to work effectively.
- As Grid™ user gets better, their performance improves and how they interact with others changes what’s possible for others also. Grid drives positive habits.
- We offer Grid™ training in companies for individuals and leaders and managers to raise awareness around the toxic nature of burnout and also to equip people with a tool to do better for themselves.
- We help eliminate the mismatch with a low-cost solution that makes a BIG difference.
- We’re currently piloting the methodology with students between 18-24 to understand if their ways of working and Grid™ can match up.
Want to know more and see how we can help you?
Visit our Grid™ pages and get in touch.
Talent is not in short supply. What we lack are whole, healthy, flourishing people.
– Magdalena Bak-Maier, Minds at Work Havas Lecture, June 2019