Companies are facing an employee burnout crisis: A recent study shows that nearly 7,500 full-time employees found that 23 percent of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned out sometimes.
The cost of absenteeism and turnover is enormous in most organizations aside from absenteeism, dissatisfaction and job-hopping, the higher stress resulting from burnout is associated with poor physiological health.
Gallup’s study found that about two-thirds of all full-time workers experienced burnout on the job. Some of the causes? Unfair treatment at work, unreasonable deadlines, unmanageable workload and lack of support from managers.
Add to that the stress that comes with 24/7 access to work, through emails and texts, and expectations to respond at off-hours.
Despite awareness and well-intentioned workplaces, employee burnout continues to rise. But it’s not inevitable.
In order to understand what you need to work on, it’s important to figure out what, exactly, is holding you back. Self-assessment is essential; without it you can’t even begin to grow.
The Gallup study found that employees who felt supported by their managers were overwhelmingly less likely to experience burnout on a regular basis.