Video transcript - Help your employees to step away when needed
I think that employers who are smart are creating opportunities for their employees to step away, whether that's through a flexible PTO program, whether that's through-- I sat in on a meeting a couple of weeks ago, and they started off the meeting with a meditation, a three-minute meditation. It was an opportunity to just sit and breathe for three minutes and unwind and refocus.
And so employers who are exploring ways to-- that's another way to connect as well. You've got your team together to do this, right? You have to know what kind of opportunities your employees need, back to this know your workforce thing. Some people would rather go sit on their front porch for 15 minutes and read a book to unwind. Give them the opportunity to do that.
You're not giving them the opportunity to do that if you as leaders are sending emails at 11:00 PM. Because you are forcing your-- even if you're talking the talk-- I hear them all saying it, let's not do these emails at midnight. And then they send emails at midnight. And they say, well, you have to read it. You don't have to respond.
That kind of burnout is real, right? So I really believe that employers were creating opportunities for mindfulness and rest and walking away, four-day workweek, flexible schedules, if you can, that are not 9:00 to 5:00, those types of things mean something to people. And it gives them a chance to shut down and rest.