The responsibility falls on everyone in the company to help improve the overall culture, not just on upper management or HR. Leaders in the company should focus on fostering innovation, alleviating and acknowledging the pressure employees are under, supporting constructive dialogue and creating a safe environment for employees to speak up. It's about understanding your employees, acknowledging their hard work and creating a sense of purpose, says Maxfield. For employees, alleviating these issues will involve focusing on the best parts of your job and connect it to your values. He also suggests speaking up when your plate is too full, bringing attention to any inconsistencies you find in the workplace and to avoid engaging in a culture of silence.
"The best employees and the best leaders find ways to do more than survive these challenges. They figure out how to thrive -- to turn these challenges into advantages for themselves and their teams," says Maxfield.
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