A crisis incident is an event that causes strong emotional reactions. This can be events such as violence in the workplace, pandemic, a loss or sudden death, serious injury, or a threat to a person’s well-being. Crisis events can greatly affect an organization by decreased productivity, absenteeism, and low morale. Depending on how an organization responds to a crisis event, it affects not only the organization as a whole but employees as well. It is recommended that debriefing occur 24 to 72 hours after the initial incident to provide greatest support for employees. However, debriefing after this time frame can also be helpful and effective. Distressing situations in the workplace are unavoidable. Group Support and Debriefing can assist your organization by raising awareness of the emotional impact of stressful situations, helping your team work together, teaching helpful coping skills, and facilitating a return to normalcy.
Benefits of group support & DEBRIEFING
We can help your employees discuss and process the crisis event and their reactions to it. We will then provide education on what they are feeling and why. We will also discuss ways that they can cope with these emotions and continue to process them.
WHAT IS BURNOUT?
To deplete oneself
To exhaust one’s physical and mental resources
To wear oneself out by excessively striving to reach some unrealistic expectation imposed by oneself or by the values of society
“Super Achiever Sickness”- Whenever the expectation level is dramatically opposed to reality and the person persists in trying to reach expectation, is where you will find yourself on the path to burnout
How does a crisis impact burnout?
Any situation that creates a major stress response can permanently alter the culture of a workplace and lead to employee burnout. Creating space to acknowledge the impact of the crisishelps to prevent burnout by building emotional intelligence skills, facilitating resilience, and establishing commitment to one another as members of the same team.