Ways to prevent employee burnout

Introduction

Burnout is defined by 3 sub-factors:

When an employee becomes burnt out, it is not a reflection of their competence to do their work. There are many different reasons why burnout may occur, and it differs from person to person. Here are some of the top factors identified to cause burnout:

More often than not, burnout occurs due to unrealistic, high, strict deadlines, heavy workloads, and feeling like there is little to no support. In most cases, burnout impacts the high performers, those individuals who were once engaged and hard-working, now lack motivation, may become disengaged and apathetic to complete quality work on time.

It is best for an employer to prevent burnout instead of dealing with the consequences.

A few ways to prevent burnout include:

1. Exercise: Being physically active is not only good for our general health but also boosts us emotionally. Exercising does not mean that you need to be spending hours in the gym. Mini exercise sessions are a great way to get moving and make working out a daily habit.

2. Eat a healthy diet: Did you know that omega-3 is considered to be a natural antidepressant? When you eat foods rich in Omega-3 you can get a natural mood boost.

3. Get enough sleep: Our bodies need to have sufficient rest to reset. Good sleep hygiene is essential for our well-being.

In conclusion:

In the high paced world we live in, it is both the responsibility of the employer and the employee to look after staff wellbeing. Teamwork is the best way to fight burn-out!

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