Creating a Burnout-Resistant workplace: Strategies for Organizations
Regular health check-ups:
Organizations need to do regular health checkups for
employees. Work-related stress can lead to many physical problems,
which will be easy to detect with regular health checkups.
Keep a check on workload:
Leaders need to ensure that employees are not overloaded with unreasonable
tasks. Ensure proper
delegation of tasks
to all team members to distribute the workload. Keep a tab on their
meetings, travel, or work schedules.
Create a workflow:
Creating a proper workflow with efficient Project management,
time tracking and creating
tasks for multiple projects will give
the employees a clear view of roles and responsibilities. It will
also help organizations to track time and track project status.
Use a time tracking software like OfficeClip to get an overview of time spent by employees on a
project or given tasks.
The time tracking reports will provide an overview of the project status, employee performance, and
If you notice a decrease in productivity, try to identify the problem areas. If employee
is overloaded with work, allocate workforce and if the employee is unable to perform tasks, provide
requisite training or resources.
Keep a check on Absenteeism:
If you find an employee is taking
leave regularly, try to
find out the reason. For example, is the leave related to stress,
anxiety, or depression. Then, ask the managers to sit and discuss
the issue with the employees. Discussion at personal levels will
help early detection of issues and reduce the level of burnout.
Departments can adopt flexibility by providing work-from-home option 2-3 days per week. This option will not only save
commuting time, but will also help to eliminate stress, as the employee will be able to manage and schedule
things at work and home.
Rewards and Recognition:
Motivation and appreciation goes a long way in boosting the
morale of the employee. If an employee has surpassed the
expectation, financial compensation or rewards in the form of
recognition will positively impact the well-being of employees.
In addition, this will help other employees also to perform better.
Organize wellness training programs for employees' well-being by
life coaches to improve mental well-being and help in stress
At regular intervals, try to take feedback from employees
regarding their workload, productivity, work schedule, and issues
faced, if any. Feedback will help management to take appropriate
steps toward reducing work-related stress.