A major topic of discussion in the business community is work-life balance. Business owners are concerned about this issue because they do not want quality employees to burn out; employees are concerned about this issue because they want to have meaningful personal lives, as well as purposeful jobs. The younger generations, in particular, actively pursue a healthy work-life balance and will no longer stay in jobs that do not make space for it, which means that if you are an employer and don’t create it, you may lose your best talent.
Psychology Today identifies three main signs of burnout:
Certainly, being overworked is a primary cause of burnout. However, several other factors may also contribute to burnout:
With these factors in mind, there are several steps employers can take to reduce the likelihood that their employees will suffer from burnout:
You may even choose to allow employees to attend helpful seminars—such as time management, effect delegation, or stress management techniques—on the company dime or time. After all, in the end, employee burnout directly impacts the company’s bottom line. Contact us for referrals to recommended resources for supporting your company to build in effective work-life balance strategies for you and your team.