Are you unintentionally burning out your employees -- then wondering why they aren't engaged, aren't performing, and aren't sticking around? If you're experiencing some of these challenges, it's time to take a deep look into your organizational practices and policies. In May 2019 the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as an 'occupational phenomenon'. The source … Continue reading Quick Check: Are You Burning Out Your Employees?
Managers are responsible for ensuring that the duties, responsibilities, and projects of their team actually get done -- on time, on budget, and to a high performance standard. There are countless books, courses, consultants, and apps to help managers achieve this goal. So why are so many deliverables not completed on time, on budget, and to a … Continue reading Productivity Without Burnout (Stop the 60-Hour Work Week!)
Spotting a burned out employee is not so easy. Usually when others recognize the warning signs of burnout in a colleague or subordinate, that worker is far along the downward spiral to burnout. The question is: how can effective managers and organizational leaders spot the warning signs of burnout before a worker is no longer … Continue reading How to Spot and Help a Burned Out Employee
Star performers are the backbones of many organizations -- they're those employees who "give 110%" and "always exceed expectations." And their bosses rely on them to meet organizational goals. But what happens when these star performers burn out? Would you as a manager notice the warning signs -- and know what to do to prevent … Continue reading 5 Warning Signs Your Star Performer Is Burning Out
When I began researching workplace burnout nearly 20 years ago, I was met with skepticism and often received the following comments (accompanied with rolled eyes and sighs of exasperation): "Oh, it's the employee's problem if they can't deal with stress!" "If an employee can't take the heat, then they should just leave the kitchen!" "What do … Continue reading Finally! World Health Organization Say Burnout IS a Medical Diagnosis