“When I began to return to work after burnout and I had more energy, I looked at this problem from a different angle. My burnout turned out to be not only my personal difficulty, it also affected other people around me. It affected my entire environment, our department, and the work of the team. It became clear that it was important to work preventively with burnout, and I got curious how the mindfulness skill can be developed at the corporate level.
Mindfulness within the team comes in quite obvious things, such as feedback and the way you give it. This is very important for the work process. The most important thing here is to remember the goal: why you give feedback. To make something better, clearer, to help someone fix mistakes. And when this goal is in your mind, choosing a feedback form is simple.
So, our first step was to start talking about awareness and mindfulness. To show and explain to others why it is important for us. We started doing this not only with ordinary employees, but also at the top management level. Now we are learning to notice situations when something goes wrong, draw the attention of the team to them at the moment and talk about them. We discuss difficulties together, without getting personal, without judging people around. We discuss not only work issues, but also our behavior in the process. This helps everyone to understand themselves and others better. During such discussions, we agree on some new norms, this is a complicated, but very engaging process”.