Where there’s smoke, there’s fire – use a systems approach to evaluate, address, and minimize employee burnout.
Common approaches to remedying burnout focus primarily on individual coping methods and wellbeing initiatives (e.g. yoga, additional time off). While these approaches may temporarily help individuals cope with stress, they fail to address the systemic influences (e.g. workload), resulting in an infinite cycle of employees re-experiencing burnout.
Furthermore, the absence of clear methods to assess and evaluate burnout makes it difficult to select organizational tactics that specifically address the root causes of burnout.
Addressing burnout at the individual level is not enough. A healthy work environment is one where organizational policies, practices, and values create a system in which individuals and organizations can thrive.
Impact and Result
Combat the prevalence of burnout by using existing data and the employee voice to create a multi-level approach that addresses burnout across six organizational domains (workload, role clarity and autonomy, supervisor and coworker relationships, recognition and rewards, fairness and equity, and employee and organizational value alignment).
Create a future with minimal burnout by shifting the focus towards prevention and developing norms that promote the long-term health and wellbeing of employees.
Plan to Extinguish Organizational Burnout Research & Tools
1. Identify root causes of burnout
Gather data to
identify the root causes of burnout across six burnout domains.
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