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How Employee Burnout Became An Epidemic And What It Might Take To Fix It

How Employee Burnout Became An Epidemic And What It Might Take To Fix It | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

You'd be forgiven for feeling a little burned out from hearing about burnout. For years, experts have been sounding alarms that modern workers are struggling with career-sinking levels of chronic exhaustion and other issues.

 

So when Charlie DeWitt, vice president of business development at Kronos, a workforce management software company, declares that "employee burnout has reached epidemic proportions," you may think you've heard it all before. But according to new research by Kronos and Future Workplace, burnout really is getting even worse and more widespread, and so are the consequences of it. This time around, there are some surprising reasons why—and a few steps employers can take right away to turn things around.


Via The Learning Factor
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Employee burnout needs to be tackled before it becomes an epidemic. This can be done by addressing work-life balance issues, grievance redressal systems, and ensuring that there are sufficient breaks from routine. Regular chances for a day out retreats where there is more of outdoors activities and less of workshops on abstruse topics will help. The excuse that 30 % attrition is OK is not a good trend. Exceedingly high attrition rates might be the result of employee burnout, and these need to be addressed seriously.
 
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 2, 2017 12:05 PM

This is a real issue that is often ignored. 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 3, 2017 8:13 AM

Good insight and theres more to whats here. Folks are available 24/7, the vey technology thats made it easier is making it harder . The addition to our phones and iPads have us in perpetually  stressedAND.. and on call and over time you will burn out if you don't control it. "Leaders need to start having conversations around work flexibility with their employees " its a virtual world let them live it , meet them where they are and keep them longer.

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5 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do Every Day

5 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do Every Day | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

There are a number of qualities that confident, servant leaders share. 

 

1. They Admit Being Wrong

 

The conceited leader that proclaims his position and disregards differing points of view is a leader that will have few followers, mostly out of fear and intimidation. Typically, they know they're right, and they need you to know it too.

 

But truly respected servant leaders are quite secure in admitting when they're wrong and made a mistake, or don't have all the answers. 

 

And they will back down graciously when being proven wrong. To them, it's more important to find out what is right than being right.

 


Via The Learning Factor
rodrick rajive lal's insight:
We just had a workshop on leadership and the article on leadership caught my eyes, and it is not just empathy, and vision that matter, but also admitting mistakes that matter!
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 28, 2016 6:33 PM

Controlling micro-managers will fear these the most.