If I had to make a bet, I would guess that as you read this e-newsletter, you may have some sort of workplace stress or anxiety. And if not you, someone on your team may be feeling these emotions. As work has become more demanding and complex — with many of us now working in 24/7 environments — anxiety and burnout among employees is becoming more common. In fact, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association (APA), 59 percent of employees reported experiencing negative impacts of work-related stress in the past month, including a lack of interest, motivation or energy (26 percent), difficulty focusing (21 percent), and a lack of effort at work (19 percent).

Stress is a also key reason employees are leaving their jobs. According to the APA’s research, employees who typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday are more than three times as likely to say they intend to seek employment elsewhere in the next year (71 percent vs. 20 percent).

Given the current environment, what can you do to ensure that your employees stay happy and healthy in spite of the anxiety and burnout they may be experiencing due to being overworked and overstressed?

One such action is to join Women in Retail Leadership Circle on Thurs., Nov. 18 at 12 p.m. ET for a webinar titled, “How to Help Your Team Build Mental Resilience, De-Stress and Increase Productivity.” During the hour-long event, Aaliya Yaqub, MD, chief medical officer at Thrive Global and a board-certified physician, will teach attendees how to help their teams build mental resilience, de-stress and, as a result, increase productivity. Attendees will learn the following:

  • Best practices for building mentally resilient teams that can overcome any obstacle no matter how stressful;
  • Daily tips to help lead a burned-out team;
  • How to develop or maintain your own healthy mental habits (e.g., practicing mindfulness) so you can lead by example; and
  • So much more!

We hope you enjoy the webinar (which is free for WIRLC members!) and get some helpful advice out of it.

Also, don’t forget to register for our next Women in Retail and Total Retail Virtual Exchange, which will be taking place Thurs., Nov. 4 at noon ET. Tune in for in-depth interviews with retail executives including Mindy Perry, chief marketing officer of Kendra Scott; Angie Rieger, senior vice president of international and wholesale at Lands’ End (and a Women in Retail Leadership Circle board member!); and Andrew Clarke, president and CEO of francesca’s. Click here to register (it’s free!) and add this event to your calendar!