Organizations estimate that over half of their workforce is experiencing fatigue and burnout. The issue is reaching critical mass. Maintaining the balance between a focus on results and the flexibility that allows employees to avoid burnout can help organizations simplify their response to this complex issue.
Burnout has impact beyond the individual. When an employee reaches the stage of burnout, it’s not only bad for them, it’s bad for the organization and for customers. Burnout can be contagious, driving up levels of turnover.
Managers Matter. Burnout and its underlying conditions require manager attention. Managers should be on the lookout for signs of fatigue and actively work with employees to develop strategies to mitigate it.
Use technology to balance consistency and personalization. Technology can provide tools to help employees meet company needs while maintaining some control of their work schedule. But don’t assume that technology alone will solve a multifaceted issue like burnout.
The consistent management of schedules and workload plays a huge role in helping organizations combat burnout. It requires a combination of tools, strategies, and – most importantly – manager leadership to help individuals prioritize. But the impact can be dramatic. Download this white paper from Aptitude Research Partners to learn more about battling burnout while still being responsive to organizational priorities.