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Should you stop giving 100%?

By Dom Lawson

FT Ignites

03 October 2023


PA Consulting's Katherine O'Halloran, people and change expert, discusses putting in less effort at work to avoid burnout and be more productive in an article by Dom Lawson in FT Ignites.

Commenting on this, Katherine explains: "Rather than try to work to a percentage effort, leaders can work to create an environment that supports wellbeing and work-life balance."

She adds: "This includes leaders role modelling boundaries between work and home life. For example, visibly taking time to be with family, doing activities that support their wellbeing and controlling the number of hours they are working."

Katherine concludes: "To avoid burnout, it is important to create a psychologically safe culture, where people can ask for help when needed, talk openly about challenges and take career breaks. Regular one-to-ones with team members will help managers to understand each team member's motivational drivers, and creates a space where people can talk about challenges that may be leading to burnout."

Read the full article in FT Ignites

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