These are the top 5 things leaders should focus on to prevent employee burnout (Gallup 2018):
1. Listen to work related problems
2. Encourage teamwork
3. Make everyone’s opinion count
4. Make work purposeful
5. Focus on strengths-based feedback and development.
Everyone deserves to work for a leader who cares about them and their growth.
So, what is the solution?
Self-care, team care, and red zone care could help. Care reduces fear and encourages people to learn new things and take moderate risks. This builds psychological safety.
It can be tough being a leader, they need to look out for others, as well as practicing self-care. Self-care leads to team care.
One of the privileges I have in my presentations is to ask people to reflect on the qualities of a great team they have been part of. What made it unique? I write this down on a white board and then take a photo of each one.
After reviewing a hundred of these photos we noted consistent themes. Not surprisingly, what people came up with, was also 100% confirmed by the evidence. This led to my colleague Brenden Carter and I creating WeCARE CREDO poster – a guide for teams that value self-care, team care and red zone care.
Presentations to build psychological safety and prevent burnout
Over the last 18 months I have delivered over 120 presentations to help grow team psychological safety and prevent burnout. It comes down to showing people practical ways to build:
If you would like to know more about my presentations and availability, please:
- Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or call: +61 414 487 072