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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 Sli.do FORE
• Nonprofit Professionals • Understanding
Burnout and Self-‐Care • Creating A Self-‐Care Plan • Nonprofit Organizations • Leadership, Culture, and Employee Engagement • Nonprofit Case Studies What I’m going to talk about ….. Slides and Resources http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/fore
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 Take the Nonprofit Burnout Assessment Sli.do FORE
Tip: Organize Mobile Phone To
Avoid Addiction • Notifications from people • Customized notifications • Tools on home screen • Scramble Apps • Remove or move work apps into folders on 3rd or 4th screens during non-‐work hours
Tip: Go On A News
Diet • Consume news for specified time and sources per day • News meditation – be in the present moment when consuming • Remove news notifications • Take a break from Facebook
Leadership Listens and Engages 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
Leadership: Do, Talk, Normalize •
Leadership supported an employee “Giddy” committee • Feedback on how to improve wellbeing (health, happiness, productivity) • One idea: “Creativity Time” – three hours per month to visit a museum – employee handbook • No one used it until Executive Director started to use it
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
This is bunch of
woo woo What’s the ROI of Happy and Healthy? Executive Director
• Fewer absences and sick
days • Lower healthcare costs • Higher employee work satisfaction and retention • Ability to attract top talent when recruiting for jobs • Higher productivity • Greater ability to handle stressful situations • Ability to meet and exceed milestones • Motivated, resilient workers • Better brand ambassadors • Responsive and engaged staff Return on Investment
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 requires intentional habit change • Well being into the workplace is about culture change, leadership normalizing it, 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!