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February 14, 2022

How to prevent your employee burnout crisis.

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Did you know that 28% of your workers experience burnout ‘very often’ or ‘always’?

We know and understand that people are your most important asset and that you want to do your utmost for them. However, according to ‘Gallup's Perspective on Employee Burnout: Causes and Cures 2020’1, burnout is on the rise and is putting your best people at risk. 

We’ve heard the term ‘burnout’ over the years but what does it mean?

According to Mayo Clinic, ‘Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.’

The side effects of burnout can range from mild to severe for your people and organisation. Here are some of those effects of burnout from the same study:

  • Reduced Productivity
  • Lower Quality of work
  • Disorganisation
  • Wasted time
  • Negative Attitudes
  • Poor Health
  • Absenteeism
  • Presenteeism
  • Turnover

As you can see from above, burnout affects employees on an individual level as well as your business. When employees are affected at a personal level, their lower productivity or poor health can impact business performance.

Now we know that as a business leader you took the unprecedented changes in the past few years seriously and implemented the best solution to aid in your team's wellbeing. You implemented solutions that focused on your employees mental health through; counselling, online resources, mental health days and more. 

So we have to ask ourselves, why is burnout on the rise? 

What could you have done to prevent this?

When the pandemic started, it created a wellbeing shotgun that kick-started the implementation of wellbeing solutions into companies at a quick fire rate. The changes in working conditions, environments and the conversion to being primarily indoors and dormant affected everyone from individuals to your own business. We all thought that when you primarily focused on your companies’ mental wellbeing it would help the majority of workers as well as your business, though, looking back now, that wasn’t the best course of action.

The real problem that we didn’t realise at the time is that 80% of your employees are not getting the benefit of daily physical activity. 2 

When someone engages in physical activity specifically resistance training, even just for 11 minutes, their oxygen intake is immediately risen, which creates a plethora of stress reducing benefits such as:


  • Release of endorphins
  • Fewer errors
  • Higher productivity rates
  • Release of serotonin
  • Happiness
  • Increased focus

When your colleagues are not physically active, they’re prone to being more sluggish, less focused, less productive, more easily stressed and in turn, less happy. 

The impact of burnout is extensive and if you’re worried about how it’s affecting your business, use our ‘burnout calculator’ to see just how much it could be costing you.

Burnout Calculator

Now you better understand what's truly impacting your colleagues and business, it’s time to implement a solution that’s; adaptable to your working environment, easy to use, allows real time feedback, motivates your colleagues and is fun and interactive.

If you’re ready to take the next step to reduce the risk of burnout in your workplace, get in touch with us now https://www.june365.com/corporate-wellness


1 https://www.gallup.com/workplace/282659/employee-burnout-perspective-paper.aspx


2 https://health.gov/sites/default/files/2019-09/Physical_Activity_Guidelines_2nd_edition.pdf

 


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Did you know that 28% of your workers experience burnout ‘very often’ or ‘always’?

We know and understand that people are your most important asset and that you want to do your utmost for them. However, according to ‘Gallup's Perspective on Employee Burnout: Causes and Cures 2020’1, burnout is on the rise and is putting your best people at risk. 

We’ve heard the term ‘burnout’ over the years but what does it mean?

According to Mayo Clinic, ‘Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity.’

The side effects of burnout can range from mild to severe for your people and organisation. Here are some of those effects of burnout from the same study:

  • Reduced Productivity
  • Lower Quality of work
  • Disorganisation
  • Wasted time
  • Negative Attitudes
  • Poor Health
  • Absenteeism
  • Presenteeism
  • Turnover

As you can see from above, burnout affects employees on an individual level as well as your business. When employees are affected at a personal level, their lower productivity or poor health can impact business performance.

Now we know that as a business leader you took the unprecedented changes in the past few years seriously and implemented the best solution to aid in your team's wellbeing. You implemented solutions that focused on your employees mental health through; counselling, online resources, mental health days and more. 

So we have to ask ourselves, why is burnout on the rise? 

What could you have done to prevent this?

When the pandemic started, it created a wellbeing shotgun that kick-started the implementation of wellbeing solutions into companies at a quick fire rate. The changes in working conditions, environments and the conversion to being primarily indoors and dormant affected everyone from individuals to your own business. We all thought that when you primarily focused on your companies’ mental wellbeing it would help the majority of workers as well as your business, though, looking back now, that wasn’t the best course of action.

The real problem that we didn’t realise at the time is that 80% of your employees are not getting the benefit of daily physical activity. 2 

When someone engages in physical activity specifically resistance training, even just for 11 minutes, their oxygen intake is immediately risen, which creates a plethora of stress reducing benefits such as:


  • Release of endorphins
  • Fewer errors
  • Higher productivity rates
  • Release of serotonin
  • Happiness
  • Increased focus

When your colleagues are not physically active, they’re prone to being more sluggish, less focused, less productive, more easily stressed and in turn, less happy. 

The impact of burnout is extensive and if you’re worried about how it’s affecting your business, use our ‘burnout calculator’ to see just how much it could be costing you.

Burnout Calculator

Now you better understand what's truly impacting your colleagues and business, it’s time to implement a solution that’s; adaptable to your working environment, easy to use, allows real time feedback, motivates your colleagues and is fun and interactive.

If you’re ready to take the next step to reduce the risk of burnout in your workplace, get in touch with us now https://www.june365.com/corporate-wellness


1 https://www.gallup.com/workplace/282659/employee-burnout-perspective-paper.aspx


2 https://health.gov/sites/default/files/2019-09/Physical_Activity_Guidelines_2nd_edition.pdf

 


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