👋 Welcome to the world’s first behavior-based burnout prevention Slack app!
Here are the basics:
Installing Burnout Bot
- Install Burnout Bot to your Slack workspace by clicking here. (15 seconds)
- Create a Cultiveit account here to activate your free 60 day trial. (1 min)
- Check your messages from Burnout Bot in Slack to set-up your team. (15 seconds)
Need help? Simply set-up a call with us.
What is Burnout Bot?
Burnout Bot is an app for Slack that helps managers make work less demanding and helps individual contributors maximize the impact of their time-off.
How much is Burnout Bot?
For as little as $5/month, you can use Burnout Bot to help tackle burnout on your teams. Want to take it for a test run? Take advantage of our 60 day free trial offer as part of the sign up process.
Adding to Channels
The first thing you'll want to do after installing Burnout Bot is to invite it to your team’s channel.
Helping managers make work less demanding
Configuring the feedback section
Burnout Bot monitors your team’s behavior for early warning signs of burnout. Examples include: your directs working more than 9 hours each day for 3 days in a row, or working 15 days in a row with no full days off. If your team exhibits behaviors that may lead to burnout, Burnout Bot will check-in with them and ask about what’s going on at work. They’ll be able to select one of the six areas of work demands and offer qualitative feedback on what’s going on and how to improve the situation.
This is what your team will see:
Once Burnout Bot gets three instances of feedback, we’ll send themes and action items to you as the manager to immediately drive improvements. Our recommendations are quick, research-based tactics that can are relevant to your team’s situation. We’ll also offer additional resources to help you dive deeper, if you’re interested.
Here’s an example of the type of action plan you’ll receive:
You can choose to either keep this action plan private or share with your team.
Maximizing Work Recovery
Configuring the High Quality Time-Off reminders
High Quality Time-Off is a 5-part framework for maximizing your non working hours to reduce stress and get your cognitive levels back to baseline. We developed this framework at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, and it can contribute to a 65% reduction in burnout symptoms. The basic premise is: get emotional, cognitive, and physical distance from work on a periodic basis. You can learn more about the framework here.
If your team is exhibiting “always on” behaviors that could lead to burnout, we’ll send them reminders to proactively disconnect on a periodic basis. For example, if your direct report hasn’t taken a full day off Slack in two weeks, we’ll send them a reminder to disconnect, and send them examples of High Quality Time-Off activities in their area.
Here’s an example of what your team will see:
To summarize: Burnout Bot will only message your team members to either 1) collect feedback if your team has been working long hours or 2) provide some high quality recommendations if it has been a while since your team member has taken a break.
Getting Started FAQs
Having trouble? Start here.
1. Why won’t Burnout Bot show up in my channel?
Burnout Bot can only be added to public channels. At this time, Burnout Bot is unable to function in private channels or DMs.
2. I already paid for Burnout Bot. Why don’t I see it in Slack?
There are two steps to installation. First, create a Cultiveit account. This allows us to secure your data, direct feedback to the correct managers, and launch your subscription. Second, you should install Burnout Bot into Slack. This will enable Burnout Bot to operate in your workspace.
3. Why do you need my zip code?
Burnout Bot recommends High Quality Time-Off activities in your area when we notice you need a break. Burnout Bot works with zip and postal codes.
👉 Have a question? Set-up a a quick on-boarding call or send us a note at email@example.com