We are all slowly receiving notifications from our employers about the return to the workplace and what it will look like. It's a bittersweet feeling indeed. It means that we are slowly getting back to some kind of "normalcy" and yet it brings on great stress and anxiety to come back to a place of "pre-covid". Going back to the office will be a definite stressor for us all.
Organizations are working hard to get their employees back in, but are they working as hard to figure out ways to make the transition easier for their workers? I read an article on burnout recently and this passage really struck me:
"No amount of yoga, meditation or better attention to one’s diet is going to overcome the effects of the core factors that lead to going back to the office and all the burnout." These are:
1. Excessive workload
2. A lack of control over one’s work
3. A lack of reward and recognition
4. Poor relationships
5. A lack of fairness
6. A mismatch between the organization’s values and our own.
How are you all feeling about it? Let's get the conversation started!