Workload, bad company culture, toxic team members…Employee burnout is the most common issue that most of the offices in the corporate industry face every day in and day out.
The corporate employees tend to get tired with their daily robotic routine where they are supposed to give their nerve-racking performances to showcase some specific output. The work pattern and the functioning of the corporate world are what makes the employees working in it exhausted which makes them hate the coming to work.
But as we all know, employees are the most valuable assets of a company, so in order to make the company work well, keeping the mental and physical well-being of its employee should be the topmost priority for every company CEO and management team.
In the daily working life and busy work schedules, spotting out the burnout among the employees becomes harder, here are some signs that can help the HR and the management teams of a company to maintain a good mental state of your employees by identifying the burnout signs in advance.
● Disengaged and less interested in team activities
The first sign of your employee burnout is his/her being less interested in the surroundings and the team conversation. There is a certain behavioural change that you will find in them which is not normal.
Try to figure out whether its due to the office workloads or they are just not feeling well. The employees that are in the phase of burnout start keeping them away from the others in the room and tend to talk less showing their disinterest in whatever activity is happening
● Sudden increase in leave demands
Keep this sign as a note. Yes, when you feel someone is not happy with the workplace and asks for the leaves frequently, that its the signal that they are not loving to come to the place and asking for the leave as a reason.
They feel demotivated to get up and go to the place where they feel pressured and worked out and would prefer remaining home and not leaving their comfort zone. Going to the office and meeting the people that they don’t feel like talking to seems to be a burden for them and this is the factor that they find the reasons to avoid going to the office and not face the situations they heartily dislike.
Make sure you don’t misjudge all the sick leaves with this reason, some might be genuine, it’s up to your skill how sharply you grab the real sign.
● Lack of enthusiasm to work
Are your employees trying to run from the new task you assign? Or they are finding the escape for not doing certain activities? This can be a sign of how disinterested your employee feels about his/her work.
The employee who is on the verge of burnout seems to make more mistakes in his tasks than before, the stop showing their enthusiasm and giving their inputs as they use to do before. The tasks start remaining incomplete, the piled-up reports and pending task lists are the sign that they no more feel like doing the work and are not concerned about it getting completed to meet the deadlines.
● Mood swings and conflicts with team members
If you see that the employee who once was very social and lively suddenly starts remaining isolated and has a different behaviour at every other time of the day can be a sign he/she is getting bored and frustrated with the workplace and is no more liking the process and the people.
This mood swings can be the result of continuous emotional and mental exhaustion and overthinking. The employee seems to be absent-minded sometimes and fails to react to certain situations. So try and talk to them as this might be something more than you think.
● Feeling incompetent and out of the place
The last sign to note in your employees is the way they talk to others in the office, does their statement includes something that reflects, they being not a perfect suit for the position they are in? Or something they will not be able to do as per the expectations of the authorities? is what can help you know how incompetent they are feeling about their job.
The signs like, they being not connecting or conversating with the people sitting next to them, having issues with whatever comes up whether its the work or the other team members having some fun time allover concludes worn out they feel in this job.
With every businessman dreaming for business growth, there are many factors that follow this growth process, one of them is employee burnout.
Business growth means increased work pressure and delivery deadlines and the burden on the employee’s mind which doesn’t give him/her time to think about something other than work and thus leading to a feeling called incompetency.
Try to track the above-mentioned points as there might be some overwhelming feelings that your employees might be feeling that might need your attention.
James Vargas is an experienced business expert, consultant, and manager at Get Everything Delivered, business consulting services. He has 1.5-decade corporate experience and is tailoring the best project delivery practices to the start-up owners based on his knowledge to generate great revenue for their business.