Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, employees across industries were plagued with long hours, never-ending requests, and extreme stress.
In 2019, the World Health Organization recognized “burnout syndrome” for the first time as an official medical diagnosis. Our survey of more than 3,000 workers in March 2021 revealed 48% of employees either somewhat or strongly agree they’ve experienced burnout since the pandemic. Left unmitigated, burnout and stress can lead to lower employee engagement and satisfaction – not to mention a litany of health problems.
More than ever, it’s up to organizations and their leaders to create a more human workplace so employees can continue creating, innovating, and solving problems – while also maintaining their own health and well-being.
Here are three approaches to help minimize employee burnout.