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Decrease the Chances of Employee Burnout with These Steps

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Burnout — known as a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion — has always been an issue within the workforce, but it has become more prevalent as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, people are increasingly anxious and stressed.

Consider the methods outlined in this article to help you recognize and fight burnout at your business.

How To Recognize Burnout

Since burnout is the result of prolonged and chronic workplace stress, it’s important to know how to recognize the signs of workplace stress. Common job stressors include:

  • Heavy workload
  • Intense pressure to perform at high levels
  • Job insecurity
  • Long work hours
  • Office politics
  • Conflict with co-workers

While dealing with stress is a normal part of everyday life, here are some early warning signs that signify red flags:

  • Anxiety or depression
  • Low morale
  • Short temper
  • Headache
  • Stomach or back problems
  • Fatigue

How to Prevent Burnout at Your Organization

While it may not be possible to eliminate job stress for your employees, you can help them learn how to manage it effectively. You can implement various activities to help reduce employee stress, which can improve health and morale — and productivity.

  • Make sure that workloads are appropriate.
  • Have managers meet regularly with employees to facilitate communication.
  • Address negative and  illegal actions  in the workplace immediately. Do not tolerate bullying,  discrimination, or any other similar behaviors.
  • Recognize and celebrate employees’ successes. This contributes to morale and decreases stress levels.
  • Encourage a  positive work-life  balance.
  • Encourage employees to utilize their paid time off.
  • Incorporate company-sponsored activities to give employees a reason to take a break.
  • Train managers on how to keep employees engaged and motivated at work, and how to address burnout with employees.

Communicate With Your Employees

While your team may not want to share all of their personal struggles, checking in on their  well-being  is important. When you understand more about how those you work with are feeling, you are in a position to better understand their actions and performance. This not only will help you feel less stressed when they are not performing at their peak, but it also will help them feel seen by you. Ultimately, checking in with your employees is a crucial step in improving workplace communication, which often leads to less stress.

Protecting Your Business and Your Well-being

Burnout is a serious syndrome that may be affecting your employees. As such, it’s important that you recognize the signs of burnout and take steps to prevent it at your workplace.

Just as you invest in your employees and your business, it is equally as important to protect them. Our team has the knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive insurance and risk solutions designed to safeguard your outfitters and guides business.  Request a free CBIZ Adventure Sport Insurance quote  today.

This blog may contain scenarios that are provided as examples only. In an actual claim situation, coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy issued. The information provided is general in nature and may be affected by changes in law or the interpretation of such laws. The reader is advised to contact a professional prior to taking any action based upon this information.

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