In this Expert Insight Interview, Janice Litvin discusses employee wellness and how companies should make their employees feel valued rather than showering them with superfluous workplace amenities. Janice Litvin is the author of the Banish Burnout Toolkit.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The Banish Burnout Toolkit and its importance in today’s business climate
- Why do people have trouble taking breaks
- How companies should focus on making their employees feel appreciated
Banish Burnout Toolkit
Janice Litvin’s book Banish Burnout Toolkit is very timely because people seem to have generally decided to begin assessing where they were in life. The pandemic did accentuate this process, but even before it, people were asking themselves the question of what their work meant to them and where their life was headed.
Now we’re in a situation where many people are trying to figure out why they feel the way they do, why they feel so overwhelmed and burnt out. The pandemic caused a lot of uncertainty, a lot of confusion, and loss of control, and these are the areas that are the key drivers of stress and burnout.
People almost don’t want to stop for a moment and do the ‘awareness’ work, whether it is because they are afraid of what might turn up or because they’re addicted to momentum, even if it is stressful.
Burnout is not a one-way street. Traditionally, when we think about burnout, we think about what we can do to improve our self-care as individuals. But, in reality, the organization is often the one creating the burnout environment, and the workers are reacting.
The way you treat your employees is essential for ‘employee wellness’, although it does not technically fall under the wellness hat. There was a trend for a while where companies thought that if they put out all these extraneous or superfluous goodies, their employees should be very happy.
However, if you’re overloading people and working them into the ground, making them feel marginalized and unimportant, it doesn’t matter how many foosball tables you give them; it’s not going to make a difference. If your employees feel abused and emotionally weak, they are going to leave.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.