Employee Burnout is Creating a DEI Emergency

A black woman sitting at a white desk rubbing her neck out of stress and burnout
While traditionally burnout has been kept private and looked at as an individual issue in the workplace - and in some particularly cutthroat cultures a sign of weakness - we now have to acknowledge that it is a widely shared issue. And that it is creating a DEI emergency.”

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Employee burnout has long been a challenge companies have faced.

“While traditionally burnout has been kept private and looked at as an individual issue in the workplace – and in some particularly cutthroat cultures a sign of weakness – we now have to acknowledge that it is a widely shared issue. And that it is creating a DEI emergency.”

Job insecurity and societal disruptions have brought the issue of employee burnout to the forefront of organizations’ minds. Burnout is an issue of allostatic load- the cumulative, physiological burden of social, environmental, and physical stress– and how it’s disproportionately high for marginalized groups.  But how to solve?

“Creating safe spaces for these discussions, such as leveraging ERGs and small discussion groups, is critical to understanding everyone’s needs.”

We see the need to look beyond ERGs, beyond executive office hours, and beyond trainings. Truly sustainable and operational solutions can only come from cross-functional integration of DEI– the core of our work at ideascape.

Let Deon Gaines and Jonathan Dyke tell you more.

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