YMCA WorkWell Blog

Four steps to incorporating empathy into your leadership practices

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The theme for Mental Health Week 2022 is empathy. What a great theme! We all need to build our empathy skills, and we’d all feel more seen, understood and connected if there was more empathy in the world. Particularly in our workplaces, where it sometimes feels like professionalism has been translated into leaving one’s emotions at home on the kitchen counter. Which, of course, is not a thing. 

Five Strategies to Help If You’re Experiencing Burnout

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Our latest YMCA WorkWell Workplace Well-Being Report found that 72% of respondents have experienced burnout “sometimes”...

3 reasons why you need to invest in creating a healthy organization

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We get it: Running a business is a series of tough decisions about where to allocate limited resources, whether those...

6 Things You Need To Build Trust and Psychological Safety At Work

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At YMCA WorkWell, we talk about trust and community as the foundation for organizational culture. And the thing is,...

Home or Office, You Need A Bestie at Work

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We spend approximately a third of our lives at work. That’s about 90,000 hours. It’s countless lunches and coffee...

Wellness and Well-Being Are Not the Same

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Renowned author and employee burnout expert Jennifer Moss argues that organizations can no longer afford to ignore...

A Little More Green Space: Making Room for Self-Care

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In honour of International Self-Care Day, I want to talk about carving out a little more “green space” in our lives....

Why I Joined YMCA WorkWell

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Let me tell you a story about a person who is just embarking on her fifth career. You guessed it! This story’s about me.