Bija Bennett

Are you facing an engagement crisis?

If you're currently working in an office or at home, I'd love for you to take a moment and be utterly honest:

How do you feel as you go about your worklife? Do you feel like you are being pulled away and distracted by a hundred different things: the barrage of digital information and the unprecedented flood of material you need to take in; the endless emails and texts and calls you feel compelled to return; not to mention the rapid-fire feeds and outlets that penetrate every waking moment of your life? 

If you do, you're not alone. 

The Perils of Our Modern Culture

The relentless urgency and endless distraction of our workplace culture may be the defining tenet of our modern age. We exist in an always-on culture; a vicious cycle of multitasking, distraction, overwhelm, less time, less energy, less sleep, and less focused attention for performing at our best and showing up in the world.

Bersin by Deloitte reports that people unlock their smartphones up to nine times every hour. Workers in every field now get interrupted as frequently as every five minutes — and perhaps not surprisingly, two-thirds of knowledge workers complain they don’t have time to do their jobs.

Neurologists argue that there are technological forces in our workplaces disruptive to the very fabric of our human brains. No wonder individuals, as well as organizations, are seeing burnout, distraction, breakdown, stress, fatigue, disengagement, and lack of emotional connection affecting their businesses and lives.

Clearly, this is not the problem of just one person, one generation, or even one working style. The challenges of stress, engagement, and recovery are the same throughout the world. And it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from — employees, stay-at-home workers, middle-managers, and top executives across the spectrum are perpetually overextended and seeing repercussions in their work.

This perfect storm of distraction, multitasking, cognitive overload, and the bias toward continuous high-pressure work suggests that as long as this way of life in business and daily life continues — and there’s no reason to think it won’t — it will keep getting worse with grave consequences to the health of our work-place world. We need to take back control in a fundamental way!

Introducing my new eBook:

It Takes a Culture — Building a Wellness Strategy for the Modern, Distracted, Uber-Individualized Workforce

For the past few months, I've been writing about the challenges of our workplace culture and what wellness and renewal can do to help us re-engage. I'd like to share with you my discoveries about what it takes to build a workplace culture that nurtures the individual and drives personal performance, engagement, and success.

Click here to view and download the eBook.  NOTE: This link will only be available for the next two weeks, so please get it now and share it with your company and friends. 

I would love to get your feedback and hear about your own personal workplace experiences. Please write to me at

Wellness is not just an idea — it's a mission!


Bija Bennett is a Chicago-based author, teacher, and public speaker who is able to convey the tenets of mind-body health in remarkably engaging ways. She has produced numerous films and books on wellness, yoga, and lifestyle, that powerfully impact the way we work and live.

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