5 effective ways to preventing employee burnout
Niranjan R | June 15, 2017
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Burnout — physical, mental and emotional exhaustion is widespread today. Hectic schedules, impossible timelines and ambitious targets at work could have a huge impact on any employee. 
 
While work goals will remain important, what can HR managers do to prevent employee burnout? Let’s find out.

One-on-one chats with employees

Nothing can be as effective as a face-to-face interaction with employees to better understand them and help them deal with or prevent burnout. A candid chat to identify key job concerns and evaluating it objectively will help address issues much faster and motivate employees. In addition, setting realistic goals and reasonable timelines eases stress.

Rewards and recognition

By recognising and rewarding employees with instant employee gift cards for their hard work, you can boost their morale immensely. They must be appreciated and given credit when due.

Preventing employee burnout may seem difficult, but could be managed quite easily with simple, productive activities that create a positive, happy work environment.

Fun things to do at work 

Time spent in office can’t get better without interesting things to do. Whether it’s an energetic Table Tennis game or a competitive Foosball match or just a fun card game — these things could do wonders to break the monotony of routine work. In addition, nap rooms, comfort furniture and video games could scale productivity too.
 
Encouraging employees to pursue a hobby 
Without a work-life balance, employees wouldn’t be able to deal with work-related demands. Encouraging employees to pursue a hobby outside of work would help them overcome a tedious work life. It also adds an interesting dimension to their personality.
 
Team building activities
Bonding has some merit. A good set of games when played in the right spirit can improve teamwork and interpersonal relationships. Most often, a team functions well when its members get along with each other and team activities can help ease the stress in professional relationships.
 
Preventing employee burnout may seem difficult, but could be managed quite easily with simple, productive activities that create a positive, happy work environment.

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