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Tip of the Week: How to Minimize Employee Burnout

by | Nov 3, 2021 | MyTek Blog, Tip of the Week

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Employee burnout happens more likely than it should, and it can have major impacts on your business. When one of your team embers is starting to feel like they are burning out, you should take action right away. Today we’re going to talk about how to reduce it and what can start it in the first place. 

What Leads to Employee Burnout?

There are so many different factors that might contribute to the beginning of burnout, so let’s go over some of the most common:

Too Much Work

Having too much work to do will definitely bring your team members down. Overwork makes it hard for your team to be productive and it can also have significant impacts on their wellness and health. According to the World Health Organization, long working hours contributed to 745,000 deaths in 2016 through a variety of factors.

Overwork is very significant, and you’ll need to be able to quickly identify it so it doesn’t affect your team dynamic.

Lack of Workplace Recognition

If your team members don’t feel appreciated, the work they are doing will feel worthless and like a waste of time. Recognition needs to be given so that they feel like the work they are doing has meaning and is appreciated.

Lack of Control

Overly restricting and managing your team might also affect the way they are feeling about their daily work. Having no control over the work they are doing can make them feel like they are lacking control over bigger aspects of their career and life. Who likes to be micro-managed, or to have someone always hovering?

Unfair Treatment

Obviously, the workplace environment has effects on how your team does work. If they are being unfairly treated, they will have less motivation to complete tasks in a timely manner, or at all.

Poor Workplace Relationships

Would you be motivated to do hours of work with people you have no relationship with or even a bad relationship? Not everyone has to be best friends, but a positive work environment will reflect on the work they are expected to do.

What Can You Do to Minimize the Frequency of Burnout?

Now that we know why it might be happening, here are some ways you can motivate your team to get back into the swing of things.

Know the Signs

If you’re prepared before burnout hits, you’ll have a better chance of getting your team back on track. 

Identify Where It Comes From

Now that you can see burnout coming, you might want to figure out what is causing it. If you can find the cause and correct it, you can prevent burnout from happening again later. You can even have the chance to correct your own actions if you have accidentally been too overbearing. 

Give Your Team Back Control

Help where you can, but make sure you are listening to your team members. They probably know why they are feeling burnout, so talk with them and help figure out ways to make them feel better. Let them work on the tasks they are comfortable with at that moment and aid them in their burnout journey.

We Can Help Your Team Make the Most of Their Time

Employee burnout happens, don’t be too hard on yourself. If your team is becoming burnout often, MyTek might be able to help. From automated systems to use our managed services, we can help take the load off so your employees can focus on what is important. Leave the Tek to us, and call us today at 623-312-2444.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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