DrupalCon Amsterdam 2019: How to build up resilience and keep burnout at bay

Nov 01, 2019

Jochen Lillich
Freistil It Ltd, Dublin, Ireland

Burnout is one of the biggest threats to building an engaged team. A recent study found that 95% of HR leaders admit that burnout is sabotaging their companies' work quality and employee retention; yet there is no obvious solution on the horizon.

As a long-time IT manager in corporate and startup environments, I had to deal with burnout many times (both in myself and in team members). How can we stay sane and productive in a world of rapidly changing objectives? Well, if the answer was easy, we wouldn't have to talk about it. And yes, we really have to talk about it.

In my talk, I'm going to share my experience with building resilience in myself and my team. Regardless if you’re a manager, an employee or self-employed, you’ll learn useful practices like:

* Recognising burnout symptoms
* Breaking out of the negative belief cycle
* Contributing to a healthy company culture
* Reducing time and resource pressure
* Restoring focus
* Building healthy relationships
* Dealing with change
* Developing lasting resilience

Even though mental health is a serious topic, this is going to be a light-hearted talk. I can share quite a few funny stories — most of them about my own mistakes. I'd love to share what they taught me!

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as Drupal developer at Symetris, a great Drupal agency in Montreal - Canada.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.