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Having Difficult but Necessary Conversations About Burnout

Published Fri Dec 16 2022

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Your organization likely has a burnout problem. The numbers simply don’t lie. Statistically speaking, three out of four team members feeling burned out at any given time. This is a major problem for organizations looking to remain competitive in today’s marketplaces. While burnout is felt individually, it affects organizations holistically. To help prevent burnout from becoming endemic in your organization and leading to turnover, it’s necessary to have some difficult conversations. Ask employees about burnout before they come to talk to you about it. Check-ins should be authentic discussions about their workload, their well-being needs, how they're being supported, and their symptoms. This level of vulnerability and authenticity might feel uncomfortable at first. But making these conversations more commonplace will lead to far better outcomes.

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