Poll What is your nonprofit’s
experience with wellbeing in the workplace? Not discussed Employees are encouraged to do it on their own There are periodic activities for wellness or wellbeing Our nonprofit has a strategy/plan/policy for a comprehensive program
Burnout is a state of
emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that occurs when we feel overwhelmed by too many demands, too few resources, and too little recovery time.
The Symptoms of Burnout Emotional
Exhaustion Cynicism Detachment Fatigue Loss of enjoyment Insomnia Pessimism Forgetfulness Impaired concentration Isolation Detachment Increased illness Loss of appetite Lack of Accomplishment Anxiety Apathy Hopelessness Depression Increased irritability Anger Lack of productivity Poor performance And burnout is sneaky!
The 4 Stages of Burnout
Passion Driven Passion Waning Passion Challenged Passion Depleted The Nonprofit Burnout Assessment
Engage Staff in Conversation About
Wellbeing 1: Functioning Do people have what they need to do their job? 2: Feelings Do people feel appreciated and respected? 3: Friendship Do people feel connected to one another? 4: Forward Do people feel like they have opportunities for growth? 5: Fulfillment Do people feel like they are inspired and working towards a higher purpose? Laura Putnam – 5 F’s Framework
Listening and Engaging Employees •
Twice daily all staff walk or movement • Started with listening and engaging with employees • Wellness coaching and experiment 10 years ago • Now part of culture
Summary • Self-‐care is not
just about kale smoothies and massages, it is part of doing the work • Burnout is sneaky, understand if you are depleting your passion for fundraising without refueling • Self-‐care is intentional habit change • Well being into the workplace is all about culture change, leadership, and employee engagement. It doesn’t have to be expensive • Pick one small self-‐care habit that you can create and build into your life today and courage others in your organization to do the same!