Inspired: I see the outcomes of my work, I get to be creative, and I’m good at what I do
Frustrated: I feel like I’m doing the job of 5 people, and I’m often disappointed or let down by my peers
Meh: I’ve accepted the parts of my job I don’t like, but I don’t always look forward to going to work
Betrayed: I’m not offering up my best ideas, I’m taking as much time off as I can, and I dread going to work
How would you describe your personal relationships at work?
Transparent and respectful: I work well with others, and value my work relationships
Eroding: there’s been a lot of avoidable mistakes, and I’m starting to lose trust
Disorganized: it’s not clear who is responsible for what, and that creates confusion and tension that gets in the way of collaboration
There are none: there isn’t space for personal relationships at work right now, and/or its not prioritized
How would you describe what happens inside meetings at your organization?
Inspiring ideas: my peers and I are quick to problem-solve, ask questions, and offer solutions
Silence: I don’t really want to speak up, what’s the point?
Conflict or Discomfort: everyone feels the pressure, but responsibility isn’t clear. I’m resentful
Nothing impactful: we meet all the time, but it doesn’t seem like its getting us anywhere
Congratulations! You're "burning bright!"
Congrats! You’ve designed work that fits into your life, instead of trying to fit in some life around your work. You’ve defined a version of success for yourself that allows you to make an impact without having to make tradeoffs. You opted out of burnout culture, took responsibility for living a regenerative life, and are feeling a sense of purpose and power. Let's keep you that way; tune into the latest episodes of the Black Girl Burnout podcast
It's getting toasty
You’re not excited about your work anymore, likely because “just this once” doesn’t sit quite right with you. You feel like you’ve betrayed yourself and your boundaries, and it doesn’t help that you feel like your employer has overpromised and/or underdelivered recently.You’re not as optimistic as you were about the future of your role, or the organization’s success, and you’re starting to dread Monday morning at 9a. Your next step? Identify and define your values, claim responsibility for your success, and create work opportunities that excite you. Kelley has resources:
You're feeling crispy
You might be experiencing the “deadly silence” phase of burnout, which often means accepting that things are not great. You might find yourself thinking something like, "This is just the job I signed up for."Your feeling apathetic, and maybe even decided that “quiet quitting” is the path of least resistance. You might be making more mistakes than you used to, but you don’t really care. You spend more time gossiping with coworkers, are working on autopilot, and find yourself craving something new. You might feel numb or even bitter at work, and no matter how much vacation you take, you can’t seem to feel rested. You’re headed for a burnout crisis, and it's time to design work that doesn’t cause you to wither away. Kelley can help; invite her to speak at your next conference, event, team offsite, or learning and development intensive.
You've been Burnt
You’re burned out. How do we know? You’re taking more time off than you have in the past, and you no longer feel compelled to speak up in meetings (why would you when it feels like it doesn’t make a difference?)Maybe you’ve even thought about posting on Linkedin or Glassdoor about your experiences at the organization. It’s not uncommon to feel betrayed. And our process relies on dual responsibility, which means you have a role to play in redefining success for yourself. Looking for support with this? Download our free email template below, asking your HR team to hire Kelley's consulting firm.