Employee Burnout (or) workplace burnout is a state of emotional and mental exhaustion that can lead to poor performance, lowered motivation and decreased productivity. A recent survey found that more than half of employees experience burnout at some point during their careers.

Four Reasons Why Employees Burn Out

The following factors can cause workplace burnout

  • Overwork: Too much work is a common complaint among employees. Some employees argue that they have too much work, while others say they need more time.
  • Workplace politics or workplace conflict: Workplace politics or workplace conflict can occur between co-workers, managers and employees. The less you like the people you work with, the more likely you will become burned out.
  • Lack of recognition or reward for good work: Employees may be prone to burnout when they feel like they’re working hard and not receiving any recognition or reward for their hard work. When the company rewards employees for doing good work, they will likely be happy and want to continue doing their jobs.
  • Lack of support from managers and colleagues: In many cases, people experience burnout because they lack the support they need to do their job. Managers may need to give employees more time to do their jobs, or they may need to provide them with the resources that are necessary to do their jobs effectively.


How To Avoid Employee Burnout At Work

  • Create a healthy work environment: This includes having the right attitude, setting clear goals and objectives, providing feedback and praise, and allowing employees to have their own ideas about how best to solve problems.
  • Give support: Employees who feel valued and supported are less likely to experience burnout. They will also be more willing to take risks, leading to innovation and new ideas that benefit the organization.
  • Encourage employee involvement in company decisions: Employees will be less likely to feel burned out if they feel they are making a difference at work. So encourage them to participate in decision-making processes; they will feel better about themselves and their work if they feel it is important enough for others to notice.
  • Encourage collaboration and communication: Encourage open communication between managers and employees so that everyone knows what’s happening in the company. This will help prevent misunderstandings and also lead to a more efficient workflow.

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