How to Effectively Reduce Burnout to Increase Productivity & Job Satisfaction

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Own Your Greatness authors, LinkedIn Top Voices, and NYC top executive coaches Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbe-Austin show senior leaders, staff, students, and organizations how to reduce and prevent burnout that is leaving them overwhelmed and unhappy in the workplace.

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Are Mental Exhaustion & Career Burnout Affecting Performance and Engagement at Work?

Your organization is committed to fostering a positive, supportive culture at work. But despite your best efforts, burnout at work has left your staff and leadership increasingly exhausted, irritable, unmotivated, and withdrawn.

Researchers estimate that mental exhaustion and workplace stress cost the global workforce $1 trillion in lost productivity every year. Passionate employees and leaders are committed to driving results, and that motivation has led them to new career opportunities and successes. But their
seemingly endless dedication also makes them susceptible to burnout in the workplace, and 60% of executives reported feelings of burnout (a number that has increased across all industries during the pandemic).

You know that helping these team members embrace an appropriate work-life balance will increase productivity and job satisfaction. More importantly, you understand that supporting your staff and leadership team will improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

And that means finding ways to reduce and prevent burnout so your staff – and your business – can thrive now and in the long term.

Supporting your staff and leadership team will improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

What Are Signs of Burnout in the Workplace?

Burnout is most often seen as a result of chronic workplace stress that hasn’t been successfully managed. This mental and physical exhaustion can affect every employee, no matter how skilled or successful they have been. And the impact of burnout at work can be far more serious than reduced productivity and negative performance reviews.

  • Reduced energy, motivation, and productivity at all levels of the organization.
  • Increased feelings of overwhelm and reduces clarity about job expectations.
  • Decreased revenue as a result of higher turnover, increased absences, and missed deadlines.
  • Leadership gaps as team members avoid taking on new responsibilities.
  • Dysfunctional company culture due to increased feelings of irritability and cynicism at work.
  • Missed opportunities as leadership is too drained and disconnected to keep
    up with business demands.
  • Serious health issues, with mental and physical burnout contributing to increased physical & mental health consequences, such as depressive symptoms, cardiovascular disease, and somatic complaints (e.g. headaches), and $190 billion in healthcare costs.

What Happens When Your Team Learns How to Recover from Burnout?

Understanding how burnout increases over time is the first step in recognizing the impact it has on your organization’s staff, leadership, and efficacy. And when you can see what burnout looks like, you can help your team address it more proactively in order to…

  • Increased productivity and enhanced employee satisfaction by allowing them to feel more positive about their performance.
  • Reduced turnover as employees feel more engaged and connected to their work and coworkers.
  • Greater trust and satisfaction, where staff feel less isolated, overwhelmed, and disengaged.
  • Improved employee outcomes and retention by fostering mental wellness and greater self-confidence.
  • Revenue growth by establishing a positive, supportive company culture where staff feel comfortable sharing wins, as well as doubts and concerns.
  • Development of concrete skills and tools to increase confidence and productivity in the workplace.

By making your staff’s MENTAL and PHYSICAL WELLBEING a PRIORITY – both in and out of the workplace

you’re creating an environment that increases engagement, motivation, connection, and belonging.

And you’re establishing a culture that encourages your top talent to stay and to grow
with your organization

Finding the Right Strategy for How to Recover from Burnout

You want your team to feel confident and supported day in and day out, and you’ve made it a priority to introduce new resources and benefits to help your employees balance their passion for results with the need for self-care.

Maybe you recognized that employees needed more time off, so you increased PTO or added mental health holidays. Or you might have brought in outside speakers and held internal meetings to talk about what burnout looks like and how to recognize the signs. But without sustainable ways your team can prevent mental exhaustion – and concrete steps they can take to address and recover from symptoms of burnout when they do arise – the issue has continued to hurt your staff’s wellbeing (and your company’s bottom line).

You may be tired of investing in new strategies that don’t seem to work in the long run. And without concrete tools to reduce and prevent burnout – you might wonder if this is really a challenge you can address or if it’s just an unpleasant but unavoidable cost of doing business.

Meet Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbé-Austin

Meet Drs. Lisa and Richard Orbé-Austin

Lisa and Richard have spent their careers helping individuals and companies address burnout and increase job satisfaction.

As psychologists and career experts, they have unique insight into the interplay between mental health and career success. They’ve helped dozens of organizations build a roadmap to overcoming burnout, whether it’s caused by a lack of control over one’s daily workflow, poor social support, unclear job expectations, or dysfunctional workplace dynamics. And as two of New York’s top executive coaches, they’re able to quickly diagnose the unique needs and challenges that different individuals and industries face in order to create a tailored plan for success.

Order Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in LifeTheir first book – Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life – was a Foreword INDIES Book Award Finalist and the focus of a Masterclass that reduced imposter syndrome by 30% in just 12 weeks. And their research-based “three C’s” model goes beyond defining career challenges to actively teaching the practical steps and interventions that individuals and organizations need to change their experience and own their greatness. It also explores the link between burnout & impostor syndrome, and how to counter it for a healthier work life.

Your Unstoppable Greatness Break Free from Impostor Syndrome, Cultivate Your Agency, and Achieve Your Ultimate Career Goals By Lisa Orbé-Austin and Richard Orbé-AustinTheir second book, Your Unstoppable Greatness provides the tools needed to recognize potential, connect to personal agency and create a fulfilling career path.  The interactive workbook holds research- and therapy-backed exercises, prompts, and activities to help identify toxic work cultures, redefine definitions of success, conquer perfectionism, feel empowerment in personal agency, construct the elements of a dream career, and so much more!

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Invite Lisa & Richard to speak at your organization and give your team the help they need to…

  • Clarify the signs of burnout and why your team member may feel overwhelmed.
  • Choose behaviors that are antithetical to the cycle of mental exhaustion.
  • Create a clear burnout recovery plan with practical steps your staff can take to change
    their experience, increase productivity, and build greater job satisfaction.
  • Support your organization in creating a sustainable plan to prevent and to reduce burnout.

About Lisa

I have seen how burnout and a lack of job satisfaction can prevent people from reaching their goals and lead to serious mental and physical health challenges.

I struggled with imposter syndrome throughout my grad school experience and early career. But it wasn’t until I had the worst experience of my career that I realized just how burnt out I felt or what I could do to turn my story around (a lesson I share in my TEDTalk).

I’ve seen how feelings of burnout build — especially in underrepresented groups that feel a need to overwork in order to stand out. I know what it feels like to think you don’t have any choices, and I have dedicated my career to helping others feel happy and satisfied in their careers and personal lives.

About Richard

I have spent my career helping senior leaders, professionals, and organizations of all sizes recognize burnout and build support systems that help their staff thrive.

As a former Chief Diversity Officer at the City University of New York, I saw how mental exhaustion affects individuals, especially individuals of underrepresented groups, at every level of an organization (often despite an organization’s efforts to create a positive, supportive culture).

I understand what it takes to foster a supportive environment and confident, motivated team members.
I’ve always told my students and staff, “When you work as hard for yourself as you do for others, you’re going to be unstoppable.” And in the case of burnout recovery, that means giving yourself the compassion and breathing room you would offer others.

Learn More About Drs. Lisa & Richard Orbé-Austin

Book Your Speaking Engagement or Workshop

Are you ready to build a positive, supportive company culture to help your staff feel engaged, balanced, and productive?

Lisa and Richard will schedule an exploratory call to discuss your needs and personalize their approach. After the call, you’ll receive a proposal with their recommendation for how to best help your organization and staff. Click here to discuss planning your event.
Start with an introduction to reducing mental exhaustion or schedule a series of trainings to help your staff recognize, prevent, and recover mental burnout symptoms using concrete action steps that can be sustained long term.  Click here to discuss your speaking engagement needs.

Watch as Drs. Richard and Lisa Orbé-Austin show your staff and leadership team how to recognize and recover from mental burnout. They’ll help your team gain a greater sense of happiness and satisfaction at work by learning steps they can take to feel confident, connected, and engaged every day. And you’ll get the credit for giving your employees the guidance and practical steps they need to thrive in and out of the workplace. Check out Lisa’s or Richard’s Media Kit for more information!