Managing Burnout in the Tech Community

dmkelner

We are told that we just need to take a vacation, buy something nice, or achieve work/life balance. But those action do not get to the heart of burnout. Within days, the stress returns as fierce as ever. Without addressing the causes of habitual stress, we will never experience the wholeness of our lives.

A majority of US adults suffer from on-the-job burnout. This can lead to serious physical and psychological illness, low productivity, and declined motivation. Business suffers when employees experience high stress, as evidenced by rising turnover rates and healthcare costs. In modern organizations, we see stress manifested as a focus on short-term goals, lack of vision, and routine thinking.

The growing public health crisis that is stress can be understood from a scientific perspective. We all have a choice as to how to respond in our daily interactions once we tap our boundless ability to to care for ourselves and those for whom we are responsible.

Join a trained mindfulness teacher, with a many decades long IT career, as we discuss the causes of burnout in the workplace. We will address how the C-suite and management can adjust the culture of the organization to reduce burnout. We will touch on the concept of mindfulness, what is it and what it is not, and how mindfulness practice can help us to alleviate stress, leaving us empowered, productive, and fulfilled, despite all the digital noise.

https://www.drupalgovcon.org/2019/program/sessions/managing-burnout-tech-community