An Honest Conversation About Workplace Stress
The past year has created a huge amount of additional stress in people’s lives
When you feel overloaded at work and your leaders seem tuned out, it can be difficult to share what you and your colleagues need from them. Here are some suggestions for opening up a constructive conversation about improving the workplace experience.
Q: Employees in my organization are under a great deal of pressure, and I know we’re not alone. We are a nonprofit with leadership that doesn’t appear to appreciate how most of us are feeling. They don’t communicate with us, and our HR person left recently and has not been replaced. We need guidance to get us through the many challenges we’re facing daily. How can I get our leadership to see that we need more support?
A: The past year has created a huge amount of additional stress in people’s lives, and the same is true for organizations. Many are experiencing more strain than they’ve felt in a long time, and—especially in workplaces that have gone virtual—leaders may have become disconnected from their teams and may fail to understand their needs.
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