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Avoid Employee Burnout: Promote a culture of wellness

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Stanford guest Jeffrey Pfeffer, from the Graduate School of Business, leads a discussion on what managers can do to help reduce stress, burnout and depression while creating a culture of health. Following Jeffery Pfeffer, University HR's Neal Evans shares highlights of the new employee benefit, Meru Health, which provides online healthcare to improve mental health. 

Resources for this topic

The university has made resources and policies available to support you and your team during this time; knowing what they are and how they can be applied can help you or a team member navigate a trying situation and avoid burnout. Below are just a few of these resources and policies available. For specific questions on using or applying resources and policies, contact your local Human Resource Manager. 

  • Faculty Staff Help Center offers free, confidential, short-term professional counseling for individuals, couples and families. 
  • The BeWell program encourages you to take charge of your well-being by offering incentives, Healthy Living classes and group support. 
  • The WorkLife Office delivers programs and services for every stage of life to help employees manage the competing demands of work, school, family and personal responsibilities.
  • COVID-19 related benefits are available for eligible employees under certain circumstances.

Watch the form discussion

May 11, 2021

About the guest leaders:

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Jeffrey Pfeffer, The Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, has taught at the university since 1979. He is the co-author of 15 books, and published extensively in the fields of organization theory and human resource management. His current research focuses on the effects of work environments on human health and well-being, power and leadership in organizations, evidence-based management, the knowing-doing gap, and how thinking of time like money affects people’s choices about spending time in ways that promote unhappiness.


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