Author Paula Davis provides a new framework to prevent employee burnout in her book, “Beating Burnout at Work: Why Teams Hold the Secret to Well-Being and Resilience,” published by Wharton School Press.
Burnout has become one of the most talked about workplace topics that has only accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Davis—founder of the Stress & Resilience Institute—explores in her book a new solution to the burnout problem at work: a comprehensive approach focused on building the resilience of teams of all sizes. Davis argues that teams, and their leaders, are uniquely positioned to create the type of cultures that are needed to prevent burnout.
In “Beating Burnout at Work,” Davis shares stories about how she navigated her own burnout as a lawyer, and how that led her to study burnout and launch a business with the aim of helping organizations and their employees become more resilient.
She also discusses how teams and leaders can utilize science-backed strategies to create cultures that promote resilience and well-being and reduce burnout, and how organizations dealing with high-stress challenges can work to increase resilience in a systemic way.