Today’s high-pressure work environment can take its toll on managers. According to Gallup, the way a manager feels and acts is contagious and can infect their team, as well as others. If they’re burned out and disengaged, it can spread virally throughout the company – which often results in costly turnover and lost productivity.
Gallup says there are two ways to address manager burnout.
- Help them refocus on the organization’s mission. Talk to them frequently about why their work matters and how it aligns with the company’s purpose. Recognize the manager and connect rewards with what she or he feels is meaningful.
- Make learning and growing a constant goal. The article says that while development is important to Millennials, it also makes older workers feel more engaged and valued. To get the biggest boost, training should target a manager’s unique talents and goals.