We are the solution.
There are pressures to perform, pressures to make our work financially sustainable. But unless we’re willing to acknowledge how burnout culture robs our ability to achieve our missions and fulfill our own potential, we’re adding to the problem rather than spearheading the solutions.
To be the changes we’re working for, we need to be at the forefront of changing how our human society defines, performs, and values work. As changemakers, we already possess the creativity and determination to lead humanity out of destructive cycles of burn and crash.
The rapid rise of automation and the urgent need to protect our climate will disrupt work as we know it, anyway. Now is our opportunity to lead the change, not just let it happen. By leading the way, we can ensure that the future of work benefits the whole of human society and life on this precious planet.
Changing how we work is not easy work. It asks us to acknowledge and own up to the ways we all participate in and reinforce oppression. It takes the courage to be aware of and honest about how we reduce ourselves and others through work.
Changing how we work is the kind of next-level innovation the world awaits.
With our Being @ Work retreats, Fabiola Benavente and I are on a mission to help individuals and orgs thrive more, so the world can fully benefit from who they are and what they do.
Being @ Work retreats are for courageous, creative changemakers and the forward-thinking orgs they lead. Inspiration for Being @ Work grew from our own experiences with burnout and witnessing disconnects between changemaking missions and work cultures.