The True Cost of Employee Burnout- Do You Have a Culture of Self-Care?
Stress Management Examples:
- Chair massage day
- Guest speakers on wellness topics
- Celebration days
- Ergonomic awareness
- Raffle a free “Day Off” an employee can take
- Encourage employees to use their vacation time
- Set cultural boundaries and healthy expectations around not working nights and weekends unless critical
- Evaluate your unspoken expectations for “productivity”
- Encourage employees to create a “wellness” committee, etc.
Train your leaders to look for common symptoms of employee burnout:
- Chronic fatigue (sick days used)
- Anger at supervisors who give them work assignments
- A pattern of self-critical comments
- Cynicism, negativity, and irritability
- A sense of being besieged or overwhelmed with work
- Hair-trigger displays of emotions (anger, frustration, crying, etc.)
An effective way to prevent employee burnout is to learn about your staff’s behavioral profile. When you are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of an employee and how they behave in their natural and adaptive pattern, you can have coaching conversations from a place of greater insight and individual support. Start with knowing yourself and your own stress triggers. Click here to receive a complimentary DISC.