Resiliency is burnout prevention. It's productivity enhancement. It's an organizational multi-vitamin.
You can start with a team tune-up, a 3-hour culture investment, incorporating self-care through teamwork. While not exactly a "quick fix," it's an actionable step and serves as a needs assessment for your future culture-building.
Other Comfort Consulting Services:
Coaching HR managers or wellness committees on providing wellness benefits, committee best practices, distributed leadership and other healthy office culture support systems.
Working with Fundraising Teams who are perpetually stressed, always on deadline, prone to be poached and need to work productively as a team while bringing their best selves to work.
Leading skills workshops, like: Building Fundraising Diversity, Storytelling for Greater Impact, Inconvenient Truths about Nonprofit Boards, Team Types for Teamwork, and How to Build Healthy Team Cultures at Work.
Wellness & Teamwork at Your Retreat or Conference
With Comfort Consulting, you invest in your team's capacity and culture.
In any workplace--nonprofit, corporate, government--culture is paramount. Yet hard to define.
Building well-being into your culture is a powerful tool for individuals and teams to work more productively. And stay in their jobs longer.
That's why, in addition to talking about our own physical and mental health, we also point to Team Health as an issue to be directly addressed.
"Culture eats strategy for breakfast." -- Peter Drucker, management guru
Yes. I come from a family of Coach Comforts (my dad was a champion NCAA swim coach, my brother was a high school baseball coach, and my mom was a star physical therapist). My coaching isn't usually THAT physical, but as the photo to the left shows, I do love getting people upside down (and therefore outside of their "comfort zone").
Two reasons: 1) We must bring out best selves to this world-changing work, and as a movement, self-care isn't our strong suit. 2) Supporting each other on physical and mental health opportunities at work can build stronger teams.
Semi-monthly jolt of actionable info & humor.
It's important for folks to take care of their own physical and mental health. Hence the rallying cry of "Self-Care!" But at Comfort Consulting, we say it's more about "Team-Care!"
We can't go it alone. It's important that we build systems, policies and practices to support each other in our jobs (most of us spend, at MINIMUM, 1/3 of our waking hours at work).
How do we do that? By using physical and mental health discussions and tools to address the stickiness of team health (in the green circle). Comfort Consulting customizes interactive practices that improve your work culture immediately.
WARNING: These practices might lead to stronger health, greater empathy, irrepressible joy, effective teamwork and raucous laughter. They might also bring up deeper issues in your organization (such as, if we take more breaks and vacations, how do we hold each other accountable for the work getting done?). These problems are solve-able, and worth addressing.
“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. ... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
― Edward Abbey