The World Health Organization recently recognized workplace burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” that can cause exhaustion, mental distance from a job and a decrease in professional effectiveness.
Research conducted by The Workforce Institute at Kronos found that the top three contributors to burnout are unreasonable workload, not enough time in the day to complete work and a negative workplace culture.
Now more than ever, workplaces must recognize how to prevent workplace burnout, and how they may inadvertently contribute to this widespread issue.
One of the first things companies can do to address workplace burnout is build a philosophy that values the well-being of employees. If a worker starts experiencing burnout, management should identify the root cause and address it as soon as possible.
Technology can also help prevent burnout by empowering workers to spend more time on activities that help boost the business, rather than practicing the same old administrative processes. Furthermore, AI-driven technology can take over old tasks and allow staff not to be drowning in work.