What is know about Burnout at work is that job burnout can result from various factors, including:
- Lack of control. An inability to influence decisions that affect your job — such as your schedule, assignments or workload — could lead to job burnout. So could a lack of the resources you need to do your work.
- Unclear job expectations. If you’re unclear about the degree of authority you have or what your supervisor or others expect from you, you’re not likely to feel comfortable at work.
- Dysfunctional workplace dynamics. Perhaps you work with an office bully, or you feel undermined by colleagues or your boss micromanages your work. This can contribute to job stress.
- Extremes of activity. When a job is monotonous or chaotic, you need constant energy to remain focused — which can lead to fatigue and job burnout.
- Lack of social support. If you feel isolated at work and in your personal life, you might feel more stressed.
- Work-life imbalance. If your work takes up so much of your time and effort that you don’t have the energy to spend time with your family and friends, you might burn out quickly.
When trying to understand how to address burnout in the workplace there must be an audit done of the company to obtain organisational insights about what the company’s people is causing the problem. From there a solution can be built with the people and their views as key influencers in the solution. In the webinar myself and my business partner Mark are running we will review how how companies can address work place burnout culturally and clinically and also we will feature our partners, Healthy Places to Work who audit companies then gather the data so the data can lead the strategy.