According to the is – ” … a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.”

Burnout in the workplace is slowly becoming more of a common occurrence with employees taking on more work. In particular, where employers are feeling the financial pinch, they are making do with less manpower, and giving an excessive amount of work to fewer people.

The result of this overload and increased responsibility is burnout. Learning to recognise the signs of burnout within your workspace can save your employees from going through this debilitating time – here are some of the warning signs with the stages of burnout:

  • Physical, Mental and Emotional Exhaustion ·
  • Shame and Doubt · Cynicism and Callousness ·
  • Failure
  • Helplessness and Crisis

Be aware and look after your employees.

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