Does working for a better world lead to burnout?
Digital dynamics such as decentralization and automation are changing our everyday lives. External structures that give us humans a lot of security are increasingly dissolving as a result. The world is becoming more dynamic and complex.
Anyone who takes on the global challenges of our time, either full-time or on a voluntary basis, needs a special degree of inner stability as a result. People who are committed to a healthier, sustainable and solidarity-based future in particular often run the risk of neglecting their own health. This is shown by several studies that speak of high burnout rates, depression as well as precarious living conditions and poverty in old age. Therefore, in addition to financial and reliable resources, social action is an important lever for strengthening the inner competencies of these people.
By the term wellbeing, we mean the ability to deal with inner tensions in a mindful and conscious way.
Based on current findings in work psychology research and organizational development, the betterplace well:being program teaches tools for better self-contact.
In five successive beginners' workshops, participants train skills such as self-reflection, transparency, non-violent communication and empathy. Body awareness and meditation continue to play a central role as tools for self-regulation. More...
The offer is free of charge. The individual workshops build on each other.
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The betterplace well:being program is a project of the betterplace lab and is supported by BKK∙VBU, pronova BKK and Salus BKK.
In the betterplace lab, we also look at the interface between digital technologies and people. What is our individual relationship to smartphones and laptops, Echo and Alexa, fitness apps and tracking software? How is workplace health care changing as a result of the myriad programs and media that employees (have to) use? And what ethical responsibility do tech companies have to help their users not fall down the digital rabbit hole?
To learn how we can build resilience in dealing with new technologies, we work in the betterplace lab on projects like DIS4EU, funded by the EU Horizon 2020, in which we explored what new technologies mean for our wellbeing and how our relationship with digital technologies can be shaped in a mindful way.
Finally, wellbeing is an integral part of the New Work approach, which has been practiced at betterplace lab for many years. In the course of the transformation to a radically self-organized working team, we practice a wide range of the above-mentioned individual competencies, as well as the related relational and field competencies. Beyond our own working environment, we strive to integrate this holistic approach into all our projects.
In bUm - space for engaged civil society we also create a physical presence space for a mindful meeting culture and for all who are interested in wholeness. We explore with meta-reflection and our "New Work needs Inner Work" leitmotif how we can anchor Wellbeing as a (permanent) state.
Contact: Joana Breidenbach email@example.com
Presence room at bUm - e.g. https://medium.com/@joanabp/pr...
Wellbeing and Collaboration https://medium.com/@joanabp/ho...
DIS4EU - Digital Wellbeing Lunches