Gruesome. A worst case scenario that exemplifies why it’s not enough to view psychological safety as encouraging risk-taking and authenticity. We have to use what we know about workplace psychosocial risk factors — like organizational injustice, job insecurity, and social isolation — to prevent psychological injury.
Click on image or here to read the New York Times article, “35 Employees Committed Suicide. Will Their Bosses Go to Jail?“
Nate Randall and I untangle the latest news about gender equity in paid family leave and about burnout in the latest episode of his podcast, Illuminate HR.
Ultimately, I try to get us all thinking about the relationship between burnout, depression, and the workplace. And Nate and I both touch on “disappearing news” and media literacy, as well.
This week, CBS News, CNN, and other major outlets blared headlines and articles — most accompanied by photos of office workers collapsed face-down on their desks — claiming that burnout had officially been recognized as a disease. The news spread like wildfire but was almost completely unfounded. Continue reading »