As we near the end of 2021, another year where we balanced unusual working environments and the lingering pandemic, many of us are feeling stretched. Add the holidays to the mix with its added layer of entertaining, making time for friends and family, and even attending holiday functions can make this season feel overwhelming.
This month we are exploring burnout, and how employers and managers can help support their teams and build more resilient cultures. In an interview with Dr. Leila Durr, Director of Provider Well-Being for AdventHealth’s West Florida Division, she shares how she promotes wellness, self-care, and resilience to more than 500 physicians and Advanced Practice Providers. You’ll also find tips to help reduce burnout in your workplace and tools to support workers. And once again, Syd Rhodes is back with a breathing technique to help manage any feelings of burnout and anxiety.
All across the globe, nearly half of all employees reported symptoms of burn out, but the number is surely higher because the most burned-out workers have most likely left the workforce, according to a survey on burnout by McKinsey & Company.
A 2021 mental health at work report by Mind Share Partners shows comparative mental health symptoms in the past year with burnout at a stunning 56% in 2021.
In our hospitals, healthcare workers are feeling stressed, burned out, and severely fatigued. A comprehensive worldwide analysis of the state of well-being among healthcare workers in 2020 by the Well-Being Index found that more than half (51.7%) of physicians and nearly 65% of nurses indicated that they felt burned out by their work.
And at home, the “sandwich” generation finds itself stretched thin caring for children and their sick or elderly parents, which in turn affects our mental health and productivity and can often lead to burnout at work. There are more than 53 million Americans who are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent or nearly a third of adult caregivers are helping someone with a mental illness, according to Mental Health America.
We hope you find these tools helpful and wish you a happy winter holiday,
Carrie Zeisse, President & CEO
Tampa Bay Thrives