Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.
Burnout hurts. When you burn out, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. There's a lot of stigma around admitting that you're overwhelmed, and that keeps many people trapped in a state of burnout. Here's what to do in order to rebound and sustain wellbeing.
The seminar series is funded by the ESRC and aims to critically explore the possibilities of Big Data in assessing health and wellbeing risks within organisations and for advancing knowledge on health and wellbeing prediction. It will be exploring the potential to assess the health and well-being of staff (and their organization more generally) via the vast amounts of data that are collected on their IT use.
This year I’ve written some resolutions. The twist is, they’re not for me. They’re for employers. Specifically, they’re for all those employers out there who haven’t yet figured out that work doesn’t always have to be drudgery, that turnover doesn’t always have to be sky-high, and that it’s not only possible for a more humane work environment to co-exist with profits, it’s probable.