Are your employees happy to work for you? Or they work for the sake of working. If the answer to the former question is yes, well done. You are doing a good job, but if it’s not, then hang on to this article to turn their sad faces into happy faces.
Burnouts are not very new to companies, and this pandemic has made its contribution to raising the number.
A study on Indeed shows that 52% of surveyed employees have a burnout phase. This number is indeed frightening and emphasises employee well being more than ever.
In this article, I have attempted to point out 3 approaches that your company can implement in your workspace to help your team, employees with their mental health and their well-being.
Without any further delay, let us get started by knowing the 3 approaches below.
Don’t you think the normal working hours in an office cubicle are too outdated to still follow? Some people feel more motivated at night, and some are more inspired in the daytime, and some are more concentrated in between day and night. If you ask a day person to work in the night, you will never get the productivity they can produce in the daytime.
Similarly, some get more work done in the corner of their house and some perform better in an office environment. You should never expect a content writer to write in the environment of a stock exchange environment. They would never shine under such circumstances. Forget about it, they would never be able to meet the target number.
When they are unable to give productivity, they feel more exhausted, stressed and disappointed with themselves.
Allowing your employee’s flexibility will make them feel more motivated and thankful, and they will excel at their jobs. So, if you can, give your team as much flexibility as possible, and notice if there is any change in their productivity report and demeanour,
I am talking about the target-oriented companies here. We often give our employees heavy, hefty targets without giving them any control over their jobs, and expect them to follow the set conformity and methods.
There can be more than one way to get work done and different people feel comfortable with different methods. This can burn them out, literally, when they have to follow a method that they least like.
In such situations, what companies can do is provide them with good training to make them understand the nits and bits of the job, and construct the base very well so they can take care of their assigned job in the way they feel most comfortable.
I understand there can be tasks in which you cannot fully give them control. No worries. Give them as much control as you can, but do give them control.
Give control of the job to your employees and ask them to adapt any ethical method to get it done. This way, your task would be done and your employee would go home with a smile on their face.
No matter how much a person loves their job, long working hours are not at all healthy for anyone. In the long run, you are going to expect a fall in productivity, deterioration in employees’ health, low motivation, inadequate sleep.
So don’t create a work culture where people have to serve more than the normal working hours. Seasonal pressure is understandable, but even then, make sure you have enough team members to get the work done without anyone needing to overstay at work.
If you want to do great with profits, protect your people as they are the ones responsible for bringing in profits in house. If you care for them, they will care for you and will stay with your company for the long term.