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Are you overlooking this critical aspect of your business?

Published 3 December 2021 in Brain circuits • 2 min read

Now that we are heading full on into the holiday season and the New Year is less than a month away, many businesses use this time to show some sort of appreciation for their employees. It’s also a time when many people slow down and take stock of their lives. This is a good time to ask yourself, as a leader, have you shown your employees that their wellness matters or is it just lip service?

People talk about wellness and self-care a lot, but if you are constantly making more demands of your top performers and coming down hard on the underperformers, they are likely to get burnout. Add to that the upheaval of the office environment since the beginning of the pandemic and the added stress that has brought everyone in terms of new family obligations, blurred lines between work and home, and uncertainty about the future. It is clear that this is a difficult time to be a leader or a follower. This is why wellness needs to be at the top of your agenda now more than ever.

As the pandemic appears to be entering another wave, it’s a good time to consider what you have put in place to support chronically ill employees. Beyond COVID-19, it’s likely that some members of your workplace will have a chronic illness. Read here about what you can do.

Is your company, or your team in particular, doing well but you still feel like you are struggling? You are not alone. Read what you can do about that, or how to help others who feel that way here.

If working remotely is starting to seem less than ideal, here are some exercises you can do to help.

Are you someone who embraces the philosophy, “You can sleep when you’re dead”? If so, then you would do well to try this.

Finally, if you have been ignoring self-care, please consider what is behind that. As a leader, taking care of yourself so you can take care of your team is akin to putting on your oxygen mask on an airplane before helping others. If you are not thriving, you can’t help others be well. You can read more on that here.

 

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