Burnout Meet Boundaries: Navigating a New Work Era
The pandemic forced many to blur lines between work and home, creating habits that can be hard to undo. McKinsey research found that when working from home, only 33% of employees disconnect from work communications when not working and more than a third feel like they need to be available for work 24/7. This always-on mentality can lead to burnout, and ultimately turnover. The return to work and looming economic uncertainty have increased the complexity in setting work boundaries for many, leaving employees to reassess their lists of 'yeses' and 'nos' for long-term work satisfaction. People managers can – and should – play a role in helping employees navigate this environment, emphasizing policies and programs that encourage work-life balance. But what more can they be doing?
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