Leveraging Behavioral Science to Address Burnout with Dr. Jacqueline Kerr

Burnout has become part of our everyday life. While some attribute this condition to unmanageable workloads or unreasonable deadlines, a recent study by Gallup shows that the main factors that cause employee burnout have less to do with expectations for hard work and high performance and more to do with how someone is managed.

Today Laura welcomes burnout survivor and behavioral science expert, Dr. Jacqueline Kerr.
You won’t want to miss this conversation because Dr. Kerr gives us the behavioral science-backed tools we need to start designing the right system to decrease burnout.

Laura and Dr. Kerr discuss how this state of physical and emotional exhaustion is a systemic problem and why it needs to be elevated to a higher level, why collective intelligence is key in finding innovative solutions, and more.

Thank you for tuning in! If you haven’t listened to episode 79 where Laura and Tara Jaye Frank pull back the curtain and talk about what happens in talent planning and succession planning conversations, how leaders define the universe of opportunity for other people, and more, then go back and check it out!

In this episode, we cover:
-How burnout manifests at different levels of the organization.
-Common conditions women face that lead to burnout.
-How to prioritize employee well-being and invest in the right solutions to prevent burnout.
-Applying behavioral science to combat burnout in the workplace.
-What organizations and leaders can do to support their teams.

Resources and links mentioned during this episode:
-Visit Dr. Kerrr’s website at www.drjacquelinekerr.com and connect with her via LinkedIn.
-You may also check out her TEDx Talk here as well as her Behavior Change Guides, and tune into her podcast ‘Overcoming Working Mom Burnout’ to learn more about mindset and managerial solutions to unrealistic expectations and gender inequality at home and work.
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More about Dr. Jacqueline Kerr:

Dr. Jacqueline Kerr is a mom, behavior scientist, and burnout survivor. She is in the top 1% of most cited scientists worldwide. 

Dr. Kerr left her position as a public health professor in 2018 and now hosts the podcast ‘Overcoming Working Mom Burnout’ where she interviews researchers, diversity experts, and leadership coaches. 

She is on a mission to dismantle the causes of working mom burnout and her TEDx talk provides solutions that we can all use to change the social norms around burnout. In particular, she provides a multi-level public health approach to burnout prevention that starts in the C-Suite and evidence-based behavior change strategies for setting up a comprehensive strategic approach to burnout that aligns with DEI efforts.

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