They say, “Put your oxygen mask first before assisting others” – for a very good reason.
We can’t serve and lead others – in any context – when our personal resources are depleted. But oftentimes, this is exactly what happens in the current world that we live in.
At Enkindle Global, we have decided not to stay on the sidelines.
We are here to pursue the vision of supporting others in preventing burnout and cultivate wellbeing in a consistent manner.
We don’t offer a quick fix, a to-do list, or any formulas.
We are here to do the deep work – together with you.
Burnout is a widespread, cross-sectoral and cross-cultural phenomenon. The evidence speaks for itself:
- 61% of working adults (in the US) stated they the feel “exhausted or burnt out” (Gallup)
- 25% of small business owners reported that they feel burnt out (HBR)
- 7 in 10 Millenials have experienced some burnout on the job (Gallup)
According to the World Health Organization,
“Burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
It is characterized by three dimensions:
- feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
- increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
- reduced professional efficacy.
Along with the personal implications, organizations and business environments pay a high cost for employees and managers’ burnout.
High turnover, increased number of sick-leave days, reduced productivity, creativity & innovation fatigue – are the main concerns; yet we should also count reduced engagement and trust, and broken communication at the workplace, which both enhance burnout and get effected by burnout, in a harmful loop.
The good news is that burnout is preventable, given the right awareness, attention, and willingness to act on time.
Don’t wait until you or your employees are hitting the wall of burnout.
Don’t hesitate to explore how to practice a healthier way of working and living, while you pursue your important mission.
Contact us today to start the dialogue of how can we meet your needs, either individually or in the organizational context.