Regardless if you are an HR Professional, Sales Manager, or Product Lead, this Playbook Playlist can be implemented within any size team or tech-focused organization.
A Playbook Playlist is your roadmap to better mental health, reduced turnover and high-performance. It is a program which you can follow as a leader to better support or challenge your team.
Much like a fitness training program, it’s imperative that you follow our guidelines of the implementation. Remember, when it comes to combatting burnout, it’s the timing or the “when and who” that matters more than anything else.
Block one will be what we call the “prevention block”.
Block two is a “build block”.
Block three is “performance block”.
This Playbook Playlist will run for the next three months and will include both manager and team-based activities for you to implement.
But don’t worry, all of our Playbooks are simple and easy to start, and can be started almost right away.
Tip: As managers, the basic, low-level stuff really matters when trying to mitigate stress and reduce burnout risk. Best practices such as one on one’s, team communication, retrospectives etc. are invaluable to managing team well-being, and they should be looked at as almost an MVP (minimal viable performance) Playbook. Don’t forget them!
Normally we would have you collect a series of data to better understand your team, and have you implement specific Playbooks based on needs. But for this process, we are going to assume that each team member is trending towards or is experiencing burnout.
And let’s be honest, if you really wanted to know this, you would be a LEON user already :)
So that said, our first block will have what we call a support focus. The goal is to begin slow and to make it approachable to each and every employee. For the first month, we will begin with three Playbooks for you to implement with your team.
As a manager, the goal will be to understand workload, while we strive to align on team mission and improving team or company culture.
Block two starts adding a mixture of support and challenge Playbooks.
This is where the fun starts to begin! During this time, your team is starting to transition out of a fatigued state, and your well-being is finally starting to stabilize.
When this stabilization process begins, it will be important to initiate the process of introducing stress again.
Playbooks during this phase move from a “prevention” phase to a “build” phase, and we will be using a mixture of support and challenge Playbooks will help in building physiological resiliency.
Block three is what we in sports science call the “performance” phase.
In this phase, we are moving to a place where we can start ramping up stress and introducing more advanced levels of Playbooks to achieve a higher level of output.
Taking a more methodological approach to performance — like we are doing here — allows you to be more thoughtful and not only HOW, but also WHEN you introduce new levels of stress.
During this phase, challenge Playbooks such as upskilling or even allowing your team time to work on side projects are highly recommended.
Try out this Playlist with your team, or find an even better Playbook in the Playbook Library that works best for your team.
You can search, start, set due dates, customize and send it to your team right through LEON.
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