FlexAbility – how to be more productive without burning out at work

08.06.22DigitalEventNational

In Australia, burnout is all too common. Data collected by the Australia and New Zealand Autonomy of Work Index 2021 showed that 77% of employees have experienced burnout. These challenges can cost businesses billions of dollars so employers and employees need to work together to mitigate the risks of burnout in the workplace.

Flexibility can be a great tool for reducing the effects of burnout at work and it has been reported that work flexibility increases job satisfaction and reduces stress and burnout.

In our upcoming webinar, we've partnered with MaxiPARTS and invited Dr. Karen Morley to share insights from her recent book 'FlexAbility: how high achievers beat burnout and find freedom in an overworked world’.

Keep reading to learn more about this event and join us!

Date
08.06.2022
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST
Venue

Zoom

Organiser
NAWO Events and MaxiPARTS
Price
  • Complimentary for NAWO members
  • Non members: $39 incl. GST
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Event description

We’re hosting this webinar in partnership with our generous member MaxiPARTS, and are inviting NAWO endorsed provider, Dr. Karen Morley to explore how we can become more productive at work, without the burnout.

Dr. Morley is an executive coach with extensive experience in leadership and will draw insights from her recent book ‘FlexAbility: how high achievers beat burnout and find freedom in an overworked world’ to guide us through this important topic.

Event format

  • Introduction to topic from MaxiPARTS representative
  • Dr. Karen Morley discussion on flexible working as a tool to increase productivity and reduce burnout
  • Q&A, which will be managed by Hannah Babbington, data analyst and Narelle Banfield, general manager from MaxiPARTS

The Q&A component is an opportunity to join the conversation and ask the questions that matter to you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us and learn how to:

  • Structure your workday to maximise productivity
  • Create focus habits that enable you to produce high quality work at a fast pace
  • Delegate effectively
  • Utilise meaningful collaboration tactics to streamline work processes
  • Set up your remote workday and correctly implement flexibility to create an optimal working environment

More about burnout and the importance of flexible working

Burnout is a word that gets used a lot in the professional world, but did you know that the World Health Organisation has officially listed burn out as an ‘occupational syndrome’?

According to the WHO, burnout is characterised by:

  • energy depletion and fatigue
  • increased feelings of discomfort, negativism and cynicism towards one’s job
  • reduced personal efficacy and achievement

Its symptoms extend beyond exhaustion and researchers at UNSW reported that it can include withdrawal and a sense of disconnection from the world around you, as well as cognitive dysfunction.

So, burnout is real and in Australia, with over 90% of mental health challenges are attributed to work stressors, it is all too common. Across Australia and New Zealand, 77% of employees have experienced burnout.

These challenges are not only the individual’s problem as they can cost businesses up to $10.9 billion per year. So, the onus here is on employers and employees to work together to mitigate the risks of burnout in the workplace.

Flexibility can be a great tool for reducing the effects of burnout at work and it has been reported that work flexibility increases job satisfaction and reduces stress and burnout. It’s important to note that, flexibility doesn’t necessarily only mean being able to work from wherever, it is more about how you work and plan your space and time to optimise your productivity and efficiency.

Harnessing the power and potential of flexibility is exactly what our upcoming webinar is all about and we look forward to you joining us.