HBR Live Webinar: The Burnout Epidemic

The Rise of Chronic Stress and How we can Fix It – with Jennifer Moss




Since March 2020, we’ve been operating in crisis mode. We’ve been working at breakneck speed to reinvent our roles, adapt to solitary work, and learn new policies and processes on the fly, all the while managing homeschooling – against the frightening backdrop of growing societal and political unrest.
It is little wonder that escalating numbers of people are reporting complete burnout. But chronic stress was on the rise long before the Covid-19 pandemic. The sheer scale of the problem leaves us with only one conclusion: this is not an individual problem; it’s a problem that organizations have created, and organizations have to solve.

In her new book The Burnout Epidemic, workplace expert Jennifer Moss challenges current corporate approaches to burnout, arguing that existing wellness strategies can help optimize already healthy employees, but meditation apps and fitness challenges don’t get to the root of the issue. What’s more, emphasizing individual self-care unfairly blames the victim.

On 20th September Jennifer Moss will join us to discuss burnout and offer some methods leaders can employ to combat it. Jennifer will address:

How leaders can measure burnout in their own organizations

The six root causes of burnout—and what organizations can do to prevent it

Why traditional corporate wellness initiatives can actually worsen the problem

How companies to build an anti-burnout strategy based on prevention, not perks

What leaders can do to develop a happier culture that’s high on resilience and curiosity

With fascinating research, new findings from the pandemic, and interviews with business leaders around the globe, Jennifer Moss offers actionable guidance to help employees feel healthier and happier at work.

Jennifer Moss is an award-winning journalist, author, and international public speaker. He has reported on topics related to happiness and workplace well-being and her articles have appeared in HuffPost, Forbes, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Fortune, and Harvard Business Review. Her book, Unlocking Happiness at Work, received the distinguished UK Business Book of the Year Award. Moss also sits on the Global Happiness Council. 

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Sep 20 2021


8:00 am - 9:00 am