Understanding and Tackling Employee Burnout

Workplace burnout is a state of physical and/or exhaustion from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. Burnout can result in employees feeling depleted, anxious, and overwhelmed. Leaders are responsible for creating positive employee experiences. They must set clear expectations and ensure that employees feel supported to do their best work.

Here are some ways employers can prevent burnout:

  • Community with your employees, show your appreciation and make sure everyone feels heard.
  • Make well-being a priority of the workplace culture, provide support and resources for employees, and encourage them to live a healthy and productive work life.
  • Monitor workloads and schedules to ensure no one is being overworked.
  • Encourage employees to take a vacation and foster a culture that appreciates taking time off.
  • Set clear boundaries and expectations for after-hours, time-off, and availability. Leaders must define the value of well-being and promote work/life balance.