In the March issue of The O&P EDGE an article highlights the importance of being mindful of keeping stress in the workplace to a minimum. The author writes that in 2022, nearly 1.7 million healthcare workers quit and 47 percent plan to leave their current roles by 2025. O&P clinicians are not immune to these effects. Of course, it is impossible to completely remove stressful situations where we work, but there are ways to mitigate it.
Our poll asked, “What do you do to help keep stress to a minimum at your place of employment?”
Of those who responded, 43 percent said they take a break; 29 percent they recognize what causes their stress, and they work to manage it; and 14 percent said they tap into workplace resources. The rest said they chose other options. Our Twitter followers were unanimous: They know what causes their stress and they work to manage it.
Since the Academy Annual Meeting & Symposium was held in Nashville last week at the Gaylord Opryland Resort (a fabulous place, if you haven’t been), we decided to ask what else people planned to do while they were in Nashville.
Of those who responded, 67 percent said they’d visit another fabulous place, Broadway Street (also called the Honky Tonk Highway for its world-class live music). The rest said they planned to visit another famous music venue, the Grand Ole Opry. Our Twitter followers were again unanimous: They were going bar hopping.
Our current poll this week returns to a focusing on aspects of mental health. Our question, “What do you do to try and avoid burnout in the workplace?” is up and in full swing.
Tell us what you think. We’d love to hear from you.