Employees will eventually burn out if they don’t feel at their best at work, whether physically, emotionally, or socially. Reduced work/life balance, a belief that work has a detrimental impact on health or a sense of belonging can all increase the risk of burnout by 22%, 40%, and 56%, respectively as proven in a study by O.C Tanner.
It is important to try and prevent burnout as best we can as it cannot be fully eliminated. Mollie Lombardi, the Co-Founder and CEO of Aptitude Research Partners states on the matter of workplace burnout that
“We talk about ensuring that employees are challenged, appreciated, and in sync with strategic objectives, but even when they have an emotional engagement with their work they sometimes still feel overwhelmed. While not all burnout can be eliminated, much of it can be avoided by balancing consistency and personalization of schedules and workload; leveraging managers as models for how their team can achieve work/life balance, and implementing tools and technology that proactively manage burnout.”
Organizations can help reduce the burnout levels in the workplace by designing peak and micro experiences that make employees feel connected to their organizations, supported and appreciated by their leaders and teams, clear about their goals and performance, and heard by their employers.
Over at Study Medicine Europe, they have created an infographic entitled “Burnout In The Workplace” which covers the causes, effects, solutions of workplace burnout and shows how employers have reacted to burnout in their companies.
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