Gone are the days of pitting productivity against well-being in the workplace. Imagine a world where the elements that boost collective productivity also ignite motivation and personal fulfillment within each individual. In this episode, we are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Dr. Kristin Maczko, a trailblazer at the crossroads of psychology and organizational success, as we embark on a journey through the corridors of workplace effectiveness. She is an expert in the intersection between productivity and well-being in the workplace, and her work focuses on the collective and systemic factors that influence them. Dr. Maczko previously served as the Director of Global Employee Mental Health and Well-being at Google for 15 years and now is the host of the Your Self at Work Podcast and founder of Xoogler.
In this riveting episode, we demystify burnout; its origins, ways to sidestep its grasp, and powerful strategies for recovery. Discover the art of crafting an environment that nurtures growth, as we delve into the nuanced facets of workplace well-being. From the intriguing interplay between work, productivity, and well-being, to Dr. Maczko's pioneering perspective on what burnout truly entails, it's all here. Tune in for an illuminating discussion that shatters old paradigms, fuels your passion for holistic success, and equips you with the tools to thrive in an ever-evolving workplace. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just someone eager to unlock your full potential, this episode is your compass to steering the ship of your mental well-being toward fulfilling horizons.
Key Points From This Episode:
The definition of burnout and the six factors that help identify it.
Whether personal aspects can exacerbate workplace stress.
Explore the synergy between productivity, performance, and well-being.
We unpack the spectrum of employee health.
Common misconceptions about a healthy work environment
Dr. Maczko shares her progressive and holistic view of burnout.
Insights into the interpersonal network aspect of burnout.
Strategies to prevent, avoid, and overcome workplace burnout.
Shifting from an individual to a collective mindset.
Burnout in the context of a freelancer and small teams.
Perfectionism, caregiving roles, and the link to burnout.
Lessons from her role at Google about workplace well-being.
Organizational change management and navigating transitions.
Her motivation for starting Xoogler and the podcast.
Pragmatic advice to help thrive in the workplace.
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
The Antifragile Academy
Dr. Kristin Maczko on LinkedIn
Your Self at Work Podcast
The Flourishing Network
A World Without Email
The Shipley School
Flourish FM Podcast
Flourish FM on X
Flourish FM on Instagram