#businesses can take a hit from #burnout , too. At least one study indicates that U.S. businesses lose an estimated $300 billion a year to #stress, according to the American Psychological Association.
A changing world — and therefore a changing workplace — has many employees on the job and staring at screens for hours upon hours. Some have reached a breaking point.
When Stress Takes Over, Employee Burnout Can Set In
The fact is, calmness is contagious, and so is stress. If you’re freaked out about a deadline at work, it’s just going to stress out your coworkers. Even if you’re gnawing pencils in half when nobody’s watching, keeping a straight face and being confident when others are around is incredibly important. #leadership #leadershipdevelopment
Only slightly over half of workers — 52% — report feeling valued on the job. #employeeengagement #employeedevelopment
Year to year, these employee dissatisfaction statistics seem to change little. Too often, employees feel like they’re completing tasks because they have to; they don’t see how their tasks factor into overall company goals.
Creating a more social workplace may be the solution. Opportunities for teamwork and collaboration can help employees stop seeing themselves as individual task-doers and start seeing themselves as valuable team members, leading to a boost in employee morale and, ultimately, motivation and productivity.
Burnout is caused when you repeatedly make large amounts of sacrifice and or effort into high-risk problems that fail… You effectively condition your brain to associate work with failure… The best way to prevent burnout is to follow up a serious failure with doing small things that you know are going to work.
We all need to feel like we’re making progress and simple tools like these bits of software and exercise, diet, reading and Andrew’s other suggestions are part of that antidote to burnout.