Good article on how managers can help prevent their teams from burning out. Leadership and good stress management skills can help teams reach their highest potential. Please also review our Stress Management Program
The article, How Managers Can Prevent Their Teams from Burning Out, by Jen Fisher states,
“No organization wants to burn out its employees. And yet, according to new research, companies’ efforts to prevent prolonged stress among their staffs are falling short.
When Deloitte recently surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the United States, we found that 77% had experienced burnout at their current jobs, and more than half said they’d felt it more than once. This was true even though 87% of respondents said they “have passion for their job.” In fact, among those highly engaged workers, 64% said they were frequently stressed. At the same time, nearly seven in ten people (69%) told us they feel their employer “does not do enough to minimize burnout,” while one in five (21%)—told us they don’t believe their employer offers any stress-reduction programs.
What more can organizations do? Our survey pointed to a few potentially powerful interventions.
Encourage real weekends and holidays. Burnout happens when people aren’t given enough time to disconnect, rest, focus on other aspects of life and recharge. Unfortunately, nearly 30% of our survey respondents told us they “consistently work long hours on weekends.” Less than half (43%) said they use all of their vacation days. Even those that do might still check email or take phone calls, instead of making a clean break from the office. When we asked why, the top reason cited was, “I worry that issues would arise if I was away from my work,” followed by not being able to meet deadlines or manager expectations.”
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