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When Stress Takes Over, Employee Burnout Can Set In

#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

  • Six Sources of Burnout at Work
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Calmness is Contagious

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

When life gets stressful, the last thing you need is to be surrounded by other people who are freaking out just as much as you. It’s possible to keep everyone calm though by projecting calmness yourself, even if you’re faking it.

Keep Calm Under Stress, and Those Around You Will Follow Suit

 

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Creating a Social Workplace

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.

If you’ve got unengaged, stressed, sluggish or dissatisfied employees, it may be time to create a more social workplace.

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How To Avoid Burnout

Avoiding Burnout

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.

It was my first startup. I was 18 and we had just raised our first real financing round – $250,000 from a local angel group. A lot was riding on us, even though the scale seems minuscule in hindsight….

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