Surveys show that the vast majority of American workers are experiencing burnout. Here’s how you can help your team deal with this form of mental and emotional exhaustion.
Take Care of Yourself
In order to help your team deal with burnout, it’s essential that you find ways to manage your own stress levels. Get enough sleep, eat healthy, and exercise. If you have been considering taking up meditation, this may be a good time to begin. Set aside time for self-care and encourage your team to do the same.
Normalize Talking About Burnout
As a leader, you have the power to normalize the discussion of topics that other organizations may find difficult to address. Normalize talking about burnout. Let your employees know that it’s OK to share their experiences or to seek guidance on how to tackle their tasks in a way that feels less overwhelming.
Alter Your Systems and Structures to Reduce Stress
Take a good look at your processes and systems and identify areas where you can reduce friction for your employees. As a direct manager, you have an outsized influence on the factors that may cause burnout. Use that power for the goods by figuring out ways that can make your employees’ lives easier.
Humor can defuse many tense situations and improve the mood of your team almost instantly. Remember lawyer cat? This Texas gentleman became an internet sensation for a reason. Today more than ever, people welcome any form of lighthearted fun that can help them take their minds off the monotony of lockdown.
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