According to survey data, employees are working hard to meet goals and be productive during the pandemic. With everyone focused on getting through this trying time, employers may not have worker burnout on their radar; and they aren’t prepared to deal with this problem.
The top reasons for burnout are:
- Unmanageable workload
- Lack of support from managers
- Insufficient rewards
- Lack of burnout recognition
While more than 60% of workers say they are burned out, only about 15% say their employer has a plan in place to address stress.
It is important for organizations have a proactive plan to address burount. This should include:
- Outlining manageable work expectations.
- Encouraging a productive work/life balance.
- Trusting people to do their jobs.
- Giving people the training, education, and skills to handle any new tasks or assignments.