We all know that employee burnout is real. And it comes with significant costs to organizations. According to a recent Gallup study of 7,500 full time employees, two thirds have experienced burnout to some degree.
Burned out employees take more sick days, are more likely to be looking for a new job, have low confidence in their own performance and probably won’t ask for help. The price of burnout isn’t paid only at the office. Many of those who say they consistently experience high levels of burnout are prone to believe it negatively affects their personal lives.
Some might assume that the expectation of high productivity is to blame, but it’s actually how employees are managed that influences whether or not they fizzle out. The good news is that the problem can be fixed – or even avoided — if organizations take a long, hard look at the factors that lead to it.
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