Despite being a costly problem for employees and companies alike, burnout is still perceived as a personal issue or an indicator of incompetence and being unfit for the job. Rather, it is a challenge that needs to be tackled from an organizational level. Harvard Business Review looked into companies with high burnout rates and identified three common culprits of burnout as excessive collaboration, weak time management disciplines, and a tendency to overload the most capable with too much work.
15 easy tips that managers can implement to improve the wellbeing of their teams
Burnout rarely has one cause, it usually results from a combination of issues. As a manager, you’ll need to get to the core of the issue and understand the reasons behind the stress. Remember, many stressors are within your power to correct or improve and they typically fall in broader categories such as unclear tasks and expectations, micromanagement or heavy workload.