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Find Your Inner Athlete, Without All The Damn Running And Stuff

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  • Manager Framework

  • Targets Burnout

Find Your Inner Athlete, Without All The Damn Running And Stuff

Use this Slack Playbook to share recovery strategies that work for you.

đź“— Framework Details

When it comes to preventing burnout and encouraging well-being, a comprehensive approach can make all the difference.

Just as elite athletes use a variety of tools for quicker recovery, leaders too need to prioritize self-care. Not only does it improve your resilience and leadership effectiveness, but it also sets an example for your team. Transparency about your own self-care practices can instill a culture of well-being within your team, breaking down the stigma often associated with taking time off to recharge.

đź“— Implementation Steps

  1. Transparency Session: Schedule a meeting or use an existing team check-in to share some of your favorite recovery strategies.

  2. Diverse Strategies: Be inclusive in the types of self-care strategies you discuss. Remember, it's not only about physical well-being but also mental and emotional health.

  3. Interactive Platform: Utilize an interactive tool like Notion or Coda to create a shared document where team members can list their own self-care practices, making it a collective repository.

  4. Facilitate Sharing: Encourage team members to share their go-to strategies for recharging, whether it's a good book, a favorite workout, or simply spending time with loved ones.

  5. Respect Choices: Make it clear that there is no "right" or "wrong" way to engage in self-care; it’s about what makes each individual feel recharged.

  6. Periodic Check-Ins: Establish a recurring meeting or discussion thread specifically for sharing new recovery strategies or tweaks to existing ones, to keep the topic on everyone’s mind.

đź“— Next Steps

  1. Evaluate Effectiveness: Periodically collect feedback on how sharing self-care practices has impacted the team’s well-being and work-life balance.

  2. Adjust and Update: Use the feedback to refine the ongoing discussions about self-care and introduce new strategies or external resources.

  3. Cultivate Culture: Look for opportunities to embed this focus on well-being into the broader company culture, perhaps through workshops or partnerships with well-being experts.