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How to prevent job burnout on your team

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Cal Butera

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Often, managers are asked to make do with less. This leaves more employees taking on greater responsibilities with crunch deadlines and limited resources.

That’s a recipe for job burnout.

Rather than wait for it, try to prevent it with these steps:

Hold a “recharge your batteries” contest. Ask your staff to suggest ways they would like to revitalize their jobs. Examples might include cross-training or making their schedules more flexible. Try to at least partially accommodate their ideas—and give an award to whoever comes up with the most creative proposal.

• Inject fun at work. Host quickie celebrations, such as spontaneous pizza parties. Go around the room and let everyone tell a joke, give a movie review or discuss a hobby. Ask employees to bring in a childhood photo album or board game. When tensions mount, call a “recreation break” and exchange photos or play a game.

• Release pressure points. N...(register to read more)

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