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Burnout: The who, what, and why – and how do we reduce risk?

Last year, working New Zealanders and Australians reported that they were spending more time working late compared to 2019 (89% of people vs 81%). The biggest barriers to their productivity were high workloads and having to attend too many meetings. In line with this, nearly half of New Zealand [...]

2021-03-01T09:37:00+13:00March 1st, 2021|

Leading loudly

The role of leaders in promoting effective work-life balance and preventing employee burnout We all know the importance of making time for non-work activities, for example blocking out time in our calendars for a yoga class, lunch with a friend, or to coach our child’s sports team after school. But [...]

2021-03-01T08:59:22+13:00March 1st, 2021|

“I can’t keep doing this!”: Five ways to reduce personal burnout risk

If stress from work is leading to recurring thoughts in your mind like, “I can’t keep doing this” or “Stuff this, I’m quitting”, it’s possible that you’re experiencing the WHO-defined “organisational phenomenon” called burnout. And, unfortunately, a lot of New Zealanders share the same experience – with up to [...]

2021-03-01T08:57:17+13:00March 1st, 2021|

Strategies and Support for 2021

When I introduce Umbrella to new organisations, I talk about how it all started with a book called I’ve had it up to here and, 10 years on, Gaynor had created a business that has supported many others in how to handle work stress and reap the performance benefits [...]

2021-02-19T11:49:43+13:00January 28th, 2021|