The impossible choice

Should businesses invest in employee wellness and recovery, even at the cost of stakeholder returns? This choice is especially difficult for organizations that are suffering from employee burnout and high turnover, yet have suffered significant revenue declines and are barely surviving. Most of the time, the answer I hear is “No, companies are not responsibleContinue reading “The impossible choice”

The Great Solution

The Great Solution to the Great Resignation and Great Remorse: A Fortune 100 Talent Retention Case Study Written by Jim Hurlburt In our recent article, we explored “Quiet Quitting,” which we learned is another dimension of the “Great Resignation.” According to Gallup’s State of The Global Workplace: 2022 Report, the underlying condition in both termsContinue reading “The Great Solution”

Back to work will not fix engagement and burnout

Will returning to work not fix our employee engagement, productivity, morale, and burnout? It would be so nice to believe that. But it’s not always going to be the case. In fact, pressuring your employees to come back may actually erode trust, productivity, and purpose. Learn what key honest conversations you need to have withContinue reading “Back to work will not fix engagement and burnout”

Hope Deferred

Are you losing hope? Behind all the positive platitudes, all your strategies, all your plans, and all your presentations… are you losing hope? Not just hope in your organization. Not just hope in achieving your targets. Not just hope in your leadership. I mean your personal hope. Are you losing hope in yourself? And beforeContinue reading “Hope Deferred”

Solving for Quiet Quitting

Written by Jim Hurlburt Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last two weeks, you’ve heard, non-stop, the latest workplace buzz term “Quiet Quitting.” Originating from a Gen Z Tik Tok video that went viral with nearly 8 million views in 48 hours, the newly coined term has hit a nerve on both sidesContinue reading “Solving for Quiet Quitting”

We have our Back to Work approach all wrong

As companies try to recover productivity and sales, the corporate “back to work” voices are getting stronger and, unfortunately, harsher. Companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Google have been providing policies and deadlines herding (pardon the term) their employees to return to work. With mixed results of hybrid programs and increasing economic pressures, some executive voicesContinue reading “We have our Back to Work approach all wrong”

Burnout: 2 Paths of Recovery (from a Therapist’s Perspective)

Raechel Pefanis, Professional Coach, Psychotherapist and Author If there was one thing that put people into therapy rooms like mine over the past year or so, it was burnout. Utter fatigue. Soul-lessness. “Checking out” in ways that most of us used to get all judgey-pants about…but that we now don’t have the energy to judgeContinue reading “Burnout: 2 Paths of Recovery (from a Therapist’s Perspective)”

Evolving the profit and people equation

On December 1, 2021 in the thick fog of COVID pandemic uncertainty with most countries announcing quarantine restrictions ahead of the Christmas holiday season, Simon Sinek tweeted one of his famous timely quotes “Profit isn’t a purpose, it’s a result. Purpose is the reason we do the thing that makes the profit.” About a month after in early January, his frenemy AdamContinue reading “Evolving the profit and people equation”