Helping Managers Identify and Prevent Employee Burnout

In a recent poll on workplace wellness, Gallup discovered that nearly 75% of American employees experience workplace burnout “sometimes,” and 25% experience it “very often” or “always.”

Employees who experience burnout are more likely to become disengaged at work or look for other opportunities. As a manager, you can play an important role in preventing burnout and strengthening employee performance, retention, and engagement.

To help your employees identify and address burnout, be on the lookout for the following symptoms:

  • A change in work performance, such as becoming disorganized and unfocused
  • A negative attitude, loss of enthusiasm, or decreased energy or motivation
  • Emotional outbursts, confrontations, moodiness, or withdrawal
  • Frequent tardiness or absences due to flu-like symptoms, pains, and headaches
  • Negative reactions or comments about the company

When you see symptoms like these, it’s helpful to discuss your observations with your employees. Remind them that their Assistance Program can help with life’s many challenges and encourage them to reach out for Member Support.

Here are a few additional tips that can help decrease long-term stress, job dissatisfaction, and burnout:

  • Identify and observe boundaries between work and life. Establishing a clear separation gives employees a chance to detach, recover, and reframe the day’s events.
  • Play to an employee’s strengths by striking the right balance between what they do well and their desire for challenge. This can help employees “find their flow,” which helps boost job satisfaction and prevent burnout.  
  • Develop conflict-resolution skills by learning how to address interpersonal conflicts promptly and constructively. This can prevent the situation from escalating or causing prolonged tension within the team.
  • Improve team communication skills by working to foster open dialogue, encourage collaboration, and ensure that all voices on the team are heard. This, in turn, helps to promote transparency, trust, and mutual understanding among individuals.

To address vital leadership and personnel challenges, AllOne Health has expanded its services to include an “Integrated Manager Development Program,” which can help strengthen the following skills:

  • Performance management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Effective team communication, such as setting expectations and delivering feedback
  • Understanding organizational procedures and policies

This program is provided by AllOne Consulting, a dynamic group of professionals with extensive experience in developing teams and leaders, creating inclusive cultures, and resolving conflicts. To learn more about how our “Integrated Manager Development Program” is a wise investment, visit Organization Consulting.