Jo Yarker - Is Managing Work Stress an Individual or Team Sport?


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Jo Yarker is an organizational psychologist and director at Affinity Health at Work. She also runs programs at Birkbeck University.

In conversations about work-life balance and managing work stress, the burden is often placed on the individual: wake up earlier, commit to a better schedule, drink more water. What if we approach the issue as a collective: where the more individuals feel supported in their work, the more they will support others?

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[1:11] The importance of strong support networks to help manage work stress

[4:36] How organizations can build a culture of support for staff

[7:48] What Jo says is the most important issues affecting the modern day workplace

[10:06] What work reset revolution means to Jo

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