11 Aug 5 Tips To Prevent Employee Burnout At Your Workplace
Stress can be fatal. Work-related stress is one of the biggest sources for most of us, and it’s getting worse over the years. We hear of employees in their late 20s and early 30s complain of hypertension, chronic pain and heart attack as a result of a very stressful work environment.
Employee Stress leads to Employee Burnout
5 tips to help avoid employee burnout:
1. Being Fair:
It can be very demotivating for a fellow team member to see an underperforming colleague get the promotion because they are buddies with the manager. Managers should not let personal friendships influence their decision making when it comes to work assignments or promotions.
2. Excess work:
We all have this highly efficient team member who usually doesn’t mind taking up extra work for the team. With time, he becomes the ‘go-to’ person and gets overloaded with excess work. This leads to frustration for both – the colleague who takes up extra work and the other who is deprived of learning.
3. Right person for the right job:
Nothing can get more frustrating than being in a wrong role or a role you hate. The manager should connect with the team and make sure they love what they do (most of the time). If he finds some people “mismatched,” he should try and switch things and move people into roles they are most passionate about.
4. Right resources:
The talent acquisition team always tries to hire the best talent available in the market for the organisation. It may happen that due to the employee attrition rate, the team is not able to fill the positions. This may lead to the current team members working long hours you are making way for unmotivated, unhappy, and burnt-out employees. Getting the right resources is the key to preventing employee burnout.
5. Set working hours:
Managers can ensure that the team is not working round the clock. If they are required to support or work on client projects in different time zones, it is recommended that you prepare a work schedule and a rotating shift so that the entire team can share the load and not one colleague in particular.
What do you think? Are your team members stressed or are they burnt-out? Have you seen any initiative to address this in your organisation? I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic.