13-15 March 2020

City, University London

Under Pressure — How to build up resilience and keep burnout at bay


No prior knowledge required

Session details

Burnout is one of the biggest threats to building an engaged team. A recent study found that 95% of HR leaders admit that burnout is sabotaging their companies’ work quality and employee retention; yet there is no obvious solution on the horizon.

As a long-time IT manager in corporate and startup environments, I’ve had to deal with burnout many times (both myself and to support team members). The question is: “How can we stay sane and productive in a world of rapidly changing objectives?" Well, if the answer was easy, we wouldn’t have to talk about it. And yes, we really have to talk about it.

In this presentation, I’m going to share how you can build resilience for yourself and with your team. I’ll cover useful practices for managers, individual contributors and the self-employed, such as:

  • recognising burnout symptoms
  • breaking out of the negative belief cycle
  • contributing to a healthy company culture
  • reducing time and resource pressure
  • restoring focus
  • building healthy relationships
  • dealing with change
  • developing lasting resilience

Mental health is an important topic. Thankfully, it’s getting more attention lately. If you’re interested in keeping your work and personal life sustainable, this talk is for you.

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Kevin Bridges


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