Experiencing burnout is a very regular part of one’s work life. There comes a time when people just cannot put in their best, or sometimes any work at all, and continuing to work in these circumstances is not just bad for their psychological health; it also affects the company.
The best way to get over burnout is through a vacation. Get out of town for a bit. Breathe some relaxing air, sip some martinis, and come back totally fresh.
When your workplace is not conducive to your psychological well-being, a vacation won’t completely motivate you to do your best. It just might cement the need to leave your current job even further.
For employers, employee retention is a huge relief. The longer employees continue to work in one place, the more relieved employers will be.
They will not have to train someone new every couple of months, the new employees will not have to re-learn all the processes, and no new pace will have to be settled. Employee retention, in recent times, is one of the major goals of most companies these days.
With many companies offering little flexibility and shifting massive loads to their employees, even now, employees are always looking for an out. After gaining enough experience in one place, they start looking for new jobs and applying to other places, mainly to escape burnout. If they take a vacation at this time, many employees just want to quit faster instead of refreshing themselves.
If you want to retain your employees longer and make the environment more conducive to their well-being so they deliver good work, you will need to make some changes. Here are a few such changes:
Making Small Changes
Sometimes a small concern may snowball into something stressful if it keeps accumulating or occurring constantly. For example, if you have to attend to your child’s needs for an hour every day during company time, it seems like a small concern but often snowballs into just another thing you’re stressed out about.
Try to talk it out with your boss initially or make personal changes in your schedule right from the start. List down any other concerns you have and handle them similarly, one day at a time. Try making small changes.
Ask For What You Want
Many employees find it easier to get a new job and quit what they have instead of asking for what they want. This could be flexible hours, a smaller workload, or anything else. Chances are your boss will agree to your request because they need to retain employees too.
Provide Flexibility and Mental Safety
A workplace should also cater to their employees’ psychological and mental well-being. If employees experience burnout every three months or so, some changes need to be made in the workplace. Only a workplace that caters to the mental safety of a person can find it easy to retain employees in the long run.