Breaking the burnout cycle with positive interventions

How can behavioral science drive down burnout?

Understanding behavioral science can help us introduce workplace solutions to reduce burnout in today’s workforce. Listen to our new episode today.

Breaking the burnout cycle with positive interventions

Employee burnout is more than just work stress. Left unchecked, it can impact retention, organizational performance, and personal health and safety. In this week’s episode, we sit down with Elizabeth Linos, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley. Elizabeth shares key findings from her behavioral science research on the rise and repercussions of employee burnout. She also explains how practical interventions based on affirmation and social belonging can drive down burnout and absenteeism—and ratchet up engagement, decision making, and service delivery.

Each one of those steps in the HR process has a really strong behavioral component to it, because it's really about how people behave. What motivates that behavior, and what small and potentially subtle changes in the work environment can have a disproportionate impact on people's career choices and life choices.

Breaking the burnout cycle with positive interventions

From employee experience to human experience: Putting meaning back into work

What creates a positive, motivating experience at work? Mainly, it's the meaning and growth people find in the work itself—and to improve that, the entire organization has to be involved.


Skills change, but capabilities endure

As organizations embrace and adopt robotics and AI, they’re finding that virtually every job can be redesigned—creating new categories of work, including hybrid jobs and “superjobs.”

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