The bad news about burnout is that once a good employee has a serious case of it, the only thing that can help him recover is time away from the stress of the job. The good news is that managers can take many steps to be sure employees don't get a serious case of burnout. And if you learn to recognize job burnout in its early stages, you can reverse the effects without losing the employee.
What do we mean by "burnout"? It's the result of long-term stress and can strike the best and most conscientious employees, people who've been working long and hard at a job that's full of frustrations. The symptoms are relatively minor in some employees, who may just be a little tired and need a day off. In other employees, symptoms can be very severe, and changing jobs or even careers may be the only way to turn their attitudes around. Most cases are somewhere in between. Here's what to look out for:
- Chronic emotional fatigue, boredom, ...(register to read more)