The World Health Organisation has officially recognised employee burnout as a major health risk, but in the past, burnout symptoms have often been misinterpreted as tiredness, disengagement or even laziness. A Gallup survey has found that the top five reasons for employee burnout are actually:
- Unfair treatment at work
- Unmanageable workload
- Lack of role clarity
- Lack of communication and support from their manager
- Unreasonable time pressure
Employees suffering from burnout are 63% more likely to take a sick day and 2.6x more likely to be actively looking for a new job. On average, those that decide to stick it out have 13% lower confidence in their performance.
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