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This Week in Work: New Well-Being Innovations, Burnout Tools and Busy Culture

Welcome to our weekly roundup of important workplace news, top media trends, current events and the latest from Limeade. At Limeade, we’re busy staying up to date with current events that impact employees and the workplace. This Week in Work highlights the latest industry news so you can be in the know, while at work.

This Week in Work:

1. Microsoft Team Well-Being Updates

Microsoft Teams to add new well-being innovations this October that focus on changing habits and providing users with productivity insights — the latest well-being push also includes a partnership with Headspace.

2. Beating Busy Culture

An editorial in HBR shares how to defeat “busy culture” while remote including tips like focusing on your core contributions and incentivizing boundary setting.

3. Amazon HR

Late last week, some workers raised concerns that the company’s HR department is targeting minority and activism groups in email monitoring program.

4. Where are the Black CEOs?

The Wall Street Journal delves into why there are still so few black CEOs — Black professionals comprise 1% of the executives running America’s top 500 companies.

5. Curing Burnout

An op-ed shares the key to preventing burnout is about empathetic leadership. 

6. Burnout Tools

An article in Fast Company shares a site that has over a dozen free tools to keep you from burning out. 

7. The Diversity Paradox

The Financial Times dives into the concept that we pay more attention to ideas from people who are different from us than the same ideas from others who are similar.

8. Air hug Your IT Colleagues

IT burnout is maxing out after months of supporting remote work and no PTO.

9. Seattle Ranked for WFH

Seattle ranked 4th for metropolitan cities with the most employees working remotely, with nearly half of all working adults working from home due to the pandemic.

10. Supporting Transgender Employees

Dr. Laura Hamill, Chief People Officer and Chief Science Officer at Limeade, was quoted in an article in Employee Benefit News on discussing ways employers can support transgender employees.

Thanks for tuning in to This Week in Work — see you next week!