Have This Friday Afternoon Meeting With Your Employees To Immediately Reduce Their Burnout And Increase Their Optimism

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Have This Friday Afternoon Meeting With Your Employees To Immediately Reduce Their Burnout And Increase Their Optimism

Forbes, Mark Murphy, Senior Contributor- Careers

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Employees, whether working from home or in a pandemic-remediated office, are feeling stressed, burned out and a bit (or a lot) pessimistic. But if you’re willing to conduct a Friday afternoon meeting with your team, you can quickly and significantly reduce some of that burnout and pessimism. And this meeting can be combined with ones that you’re already conducting.

Essentially, you’re going to ask each person on your team four questions. You’ll ask the first question and have everyone answer. Then you’ll ask the second question and have everyone provide an answer. And so on.

Here are the four questions you’re going to ask:

Question #1: Share an example of at least one success from this week.
Question #2: What was your biggest frustration from this week?
Question #3: What accomplishment are you most proud of from this week?
Question #4: What’s one lesson from your successes this week that you’re going to bring into next week?
Now let’s explore the science behind each of these questions (and why they’re so important).  Read more