Currently batted around the workplace, the term Bare Minimum Mondays (BMMs), means different things to different people. Leslie Tarnacki, CHRO at WorkForce Software, talks with Forbes about Bare Minimum Mondays being another label to workplace burnout which we’ve seen in Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting, and more since the pandemic.
Tarnacki reminds readers that everyone’s version of a bare minimum Mondays is different, and their unique way of prioritizing tasks and working on what will truly move the needle at work. She also shares tips for company leaders on how to approach the topic of mental health and how implementing a less frantic, more focused approach to the start of the week can lead to a more satisfied and productive workforce.
She gives insights into how important it is for employers to offer flexibility in the workplace and how it’s crucial that employees feel empowered to balance self-care with productivity and recognize how to work with their managers.
“It’s crucial that employees feel empowered to balance self-care with productivity and recognize how to work with their managers,” says Tarnacki. “The main takeaway for leaders is that openly giving teams permission to focus on their self-care when needed is something that may need to be actively expressed rather than assumed.”