7 Steps to Eliminate Job Related Burnout from the Workplace

The usual interventions for job related burnout are a lot like relief drinking. The effects are only temporary and new problems are often created in the process.

Common individual strategies at reducing burnout are a lot like alcohol relief drinking — the effects are temporary and new problems are often created in the process.

Common individual strategies at reducing job burnout are a lot like alcohol relief drinking — the effects are only temporary and new problems are often created in the process.

Studies show upwards of 90% of job related burnout (JRB) is caused by toxic and dysfunctional work environments. Yet, so many times the efforts to reduced or eliminate burnout are directed toward the individual and their symptoms rather than the underlying causes, those being Work Overload, Lack of Control, Insufficient Reward, Breakdown of Community, Absence of Fairness and Conflicting Values.

Common individual strategies at reducing burnout have included stress reduction, yoga classes, work/life balance instruction, efficiency training, meditation and mindfulness. While these approaches are not without benefit, they are a lot like alcohol relief drinking — the effects are only temporary and new problems are often created in the process.

Whenever physicians or other professionals are subjected to individual approaches to JRB there is a subtle, if not overt, message that they are the cause of their symptoms. It is implied that they lack sufficient skill training to properly handle their stress, that if they only knew how to handle stress better they would naturally feel better.

Approaching JRB in this way alone doesn’t correct the underlying issues. It merely delays proper interventions which work, frustrates employees, causes resentment and wastes resources.

As I have pointed out in previous posts, stress and burnout are not the same. Stress rarely causes burnout but burnout can and does cause a great deal of stress. Eliminating burnout will eliminate the stress it causes and some other workplace stressors. 

To eliminate both from the workplace you must treat both separately. The key to identifying, mitigating or eliminating burnout is to identify the underlying causes and attempt to reduce or eliminate them form the work environment.

Competent CEO’s Know these 6 Causes of Job Related Burnout

A podcast interview discussion of the important and costly business topic of job related burnout.

Deb Ingino of Strength Leader.

Deb Ingino of Strength Leader.

Just recently I was honored to be a guest on the Strength Leader podcast with host Deb Ingino. We discussed the important and costly business topic of Job Related Burnout. In the interview I shared information on the six major mismatches between the job and employee every competent CEO must know and address in order to reduce costs, retain talent and produce a superior product or service and thus increase profits and customer satisfaction.

The Six Major Job-employee Mismatches which Cause Job Related Burnout Are:

  • Work Overload
  • Lack of Control
  • Insufficient Reward
  • Breakdown of Community
  • Absence of Fairness
  • Conflicting Values

Listen in for more information on these mismatches and what you can do about them to improve your business and your bottom line.

The Strength Leader Podcast

The show host, Deb Ingino, is the CEO of Strength Leader Development. A highly sought-after executive mentor, consultant and speaker worldwide, Deb is well versed in business operations and in the importance of asking key questions most business leaders won’t ask themselves. She brings deep experience in leadership development, strategy, high performance team building, global operations, brand management, design, product development and training to her work. Her passion is for leading people to discover and maximize their strengths as well as those of fellow team members, while offering advanced strategies to achieve high performance. Deb is a founding partner with her mentor, the renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell and she is a coach and speaker on Maxwell’s global team.

Please, click on the link below to listen in on this episode of the Strength Leader podcast and take away some information I know you will find helpful to your organization.

6 Mismatches That Cause Burnout

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