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5 Ways to Avoid Employee Burnout

by DC Editor

August 12, 2015
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5 Ways to Avoid Employee Burnout

Employees that feel like they are overworked or underappreciated quickly become disengaged, unmotivated, and unproductive. If this goes unchecked, it can lead to costly turnovers. Take a look below for five tips to turn burnout around.

1. Discuss what they like about their job and why. The first step to keeping your team engaged and motivated is to determine their strengths and the aspects of the job that resonate with them. Tailor their position to incorporate tasks they are strong at and enjoy.

2. Assign a positive colleague as a mentor. Pairing a team member up with a positive role model can be very effective. With virtual workplaces becoming increasingly common, it doesn’t even need to be someone in the same physical location.

3. Create personal vision statements, mission statements, and goals. Ensure that your employees have established their own set of goals. It’s important to have a vision for the organization as a whole, but employees also need to have individual visions and goals to work toward.

4. Empower them to make decisions. Employees that are powerless to control their environment are the most likely to burn out. Members of your team must have a say in decisions involving them. Allow them to take ownership and responsibility once a decision has been made.

5. Celebrate efforts not just results. Your team’s efforts may not always be successful, but it’s important to recognize them nonetheless. Getting things right can be a trial and error process. As such, it’s important to recognize hard work and learn from your team’s efforts.


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