Challenge: People Are Burnt Out And Might Drop Out
The biggest threat to building an engaged workforce in 2017 is employee burnout.” – Dan Gouthro, Kronos, Inc.
Burnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness and futility. Those suffering from burnout have lower performance as they lose focus and motivation. Often those people end up leaving the company in search of work/life balance or a more meaningful position elsewhere. And then filling those positions can be challenging with the burnout and low morale making recruitment more difficult. As burnout builds up over time what can you do to salvage your workforce, team or organization?
The Solution: A Burnout Prevention: Growth Mindset and Resiliency Session
To help solve this problem, many companies are turning to the work of Carol Dweck at Stanford University focusing on Growth Mindset. Dweck and her cohort have unlocked the code to why some people persevere and succeed long term while others get permanently off course when faced with life’s setbacks and challenges. Now, companies like Merlin Works are activating this research by combining it with the most resilient of art forms: Improvisational Theater.