What if our low #employeeengagement throughout the UK weren't due to a lack of passion but to extremely high levels of passion?
When a person works too much for too long they reach #burnout.
What are the symptoms of burnout?
In the workplace it's going to display itself as behaviours very similar to a disengaged employee.
The person that's burnt out might seem disinterested, short, negative and difficult.
The person that's burnt out out might take more sick days.
The person that's burnt out might be struggle to deliver to the high standards they used to.
The person that's burnt out might be looking at jobs elsewhere.
Who's most at risk of burn out?
Where do passionate employees tend to end up?
In leadership and management positions.
When a leader or manager is disengaged the people that report to them are 3x more likely to be disengaged.
The modern super connected super fast environment is a breeding ground for burnout.
- Our most passionate people are the ones most likely to work too much
- Our modern environment enables people to work too much
- Our most passionate people are often the ones leading everyone else
What are we proactively doing to stop burnout from happening?
We live in new times - new times need a new approach.
Training our leaders and managers in burnout awareness and prevention should be standard practice.