photo-1517916358207-1e49f666e851.jpegWhen employees are put in a high-stress situation — whether from unclear expectations, unreasonable deadlines, or a hectic workspace — they are at risk of moving into fight or flight mode. This is something that happens to our bodies when we feel threatened. The primal, more emotional, parts of our brain takes over, and our ability to think long term, strategize, and innovate decreases. If we stay in this mode too long, eventually, we get burned out. Below read the 14 most important tips for managers to help prevent burn-outs.

  • Make your expectations obvious by giving your employees clear goals. 
  • Make sure everyone feels like their voices are heard, and that everyone knows that you want their voices to be heard. You can do this by inviting people to speak up in meetings and conducting brainstorming sessions more than you impose top-down decision
  • Develop a work environment that is both challenging and unthreatening. Let people know it’s okay to fail. 
  • Build regular break times into the workday
  • Encourage the use of private workspaces when team members need to focus.
  • Set boundaries around time outside of work.
  • Look into flexible work policies.
  • Build Employee Engagement
  • Be transparent.
  • Make sure people are in the right roles.
  • Give as much autonomy as you can
  • Demonstrate a commitment to your employee’s growth and progression.
  • Create a culture of recognition.
  • Deepen engagement further by instilling a sense of purpose.