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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
• Nonprofit Professionals • Understanding
Burnout • Creating A Self-Care Plan • Habit Change • Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace • Examples • Framework Agenda http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/firespring
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
Take Control of Your Mobile
Phone • Turn off all notifications except from people • Type to launch apps • Go grayscale • Tools on home screen • Scramble Apps • Remove or move work apps into folders on 3rd or 4th screens after hours or vacation • Gboard and Forest Apps (List: http://bit.ly/HHNP-APPS) • More Tips (http://humanetech.com/take-control/)
The Five F’s Brainstorm 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? Source: Laura Putnum Process -Establish Committee -Get feedback and generate ideas -Pick easy wins for first project -Keep iterating
Interfaith Youth Core – Bottom
Up and Top Down • 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
United Way in South Dakota:
Moving Together • 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
Getting Started • Staff meeting
to do assessments, create self-care plans, and brainstorm ideas for workplace • Accountability buddies • Make small changes • Does not have to cost a lot of money
Summary • Self-care is not
just about kale smoothies and massages, it is part of doing the work • Bringing well being into the workplace is all about culture change, quick fixes don’t work • Benefits include recruiting top talent, retention, reduced health costs, and more • Start practicing self-care and start the discussion at your nonprofit
Many More Tips in the
Book www.bethkanter.org The Happy Healthy Nonprofit http://bit.ly/happyhealthynpbook