As we address a number of anniversaries related to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re likely reminded of a lot of the uncertainty you were feeling coming into an indefinite work from home scenario. I know I certainly am.
Even having predominantly worked from home in previous jobs, it was clear to me that this situation was different. People had to account for having children at home doing virtual school, to contend with roommates working from home at the same time in tight quarters, and to reckon with feeling like that you always need to be “on” because you’re living where you work. We’ve been working through unprecedented times, but without setting some boundaries to re-establish a quarantine work/life balance and taking time off to recharge our brains, it’s easy to get burned out.
In a recent article for Thrive Global, our CEO Sanjay Beri writes about the crisis of employee burnout, and how prioritizing physical and mental well-being and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic should be every CEO’s responsibility. He also explained some of the best ways CEOs can prevent employee burnout. Here are a few of the strategies he suggests:
- Embrace empathy as the No. 1 company value.
- Open up the lines of communication.
- Hold the rest of the management team accountable.
Read his full article to see what other strategies he suggests for helping employees fight burnout in these unprecedented times.