New research from Eagle Hill Consulting shows that some underlying sources of stress have dipped despite employee burnout remaining high.
According to the findings, the number of employees struggling to balance their personal and professional responsibilities fell from 44% to 35% between May and August of this year.
Additionally, feeling pressured due to time constraints fell from 37% to 32% during the same time.
However, as society enters another phase of working due to companies shifting to hybrid work models, the readjustment may cause a spike in stress and fatigue.
“[It’s] important to remember that this is a dramatic and consequential change in how we work. Any workplace changes left unmanaged can lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety,” said Melissa Jezior, President and CEO of Eagle Hill Consulting. “The challenge for employers is to develop, implement, and monitor multi-dimensional solutions that ensure hybrid work environments don’t have the unintended consequence of contributing to employee burnout.”
The research offers various approaches for employers to take in order to ensure the transition to hybrid work models is seamless.
For starters, offering flexibility in the workplace will be crucial for the foreseeable future as 84% of respondents said that this helps decrease the risk of burnout.
Overall, leaders will need to have managerial strategies in place that balances workloads, keeps workers engaged, promotes wellbeing, and makes returning to the office an effortless process.