Is Your Team Suffering From Burn Out?

Many today are juggling working from home, home schooling and increased or reduced workloads. Balancing home working requirements and home life is increasing more difficult.

Burnout can influence every aspect of your employee’s life, from their work, their relationships, to physical and mental health, and can leave them feeling like they have very little left to give.

Employers can help their staff.

 

LEAD THE WAY

Employers who look after the wellbeing of their employees typically experience greater productivity, creativity and staff retention.

 

PROACTIVELY SUPPORT

Staff often need help in many ways, this may be too much / too little work / too difficult work. Keeping the team in the loop, supporting staff and building good relationships with the team will help them to feel as though they can speak up and ask for help when they need it.

 

PROMOTE GOOD PLANNING

Promote the planning of each individual day. Have staff assess the tasks that require undertaking prioritising those that are more important. Estimate how long each task will take and schedule in breaks. Focusing on one task at a time is also of benefit.

 

A TEAM APPROACH

Work with staff to spread the load. Encourage and practice collaborative working.

 

ESTABLISH A WORK LIFE BALANCE

Urge employees to separate work time from their home life. Encourage them to have set work hours, not to accept phone calls, texts, notifications or checking e mails outside of work hours unless absolutely necessary.

 

We hope that this simple advice helps. If you do need advice then our experienced consultants are able to help and we can also provide the Mental Health First Aid course for you or your employees.

 

By Ian French CMIOSHRisk Consultant

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