Job burnout is such a serious problem that it has been cited by the Mayo Clinic as a hazard to adult health. The Mayo Clinic defines burnout this way . . .
“Job burnout is a special type of job stress – a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work.”
The Roots of Job Burnout
Here are some of the causes that Mayo points to . . .
- A poor fit in which an employee’s skills and interests do not match the position.
- A values mismatch, in which the employee’s ethical views conflict with the company’s.
- A work-life imbalance that keeps the employee from enjoying time with family and friends.
- Dysfunctional workplace dynamics, like the presence of bullies, micromanagers or undermining colleagues.
- Lack of control over a job, including the inability to influence decisions.
- Lack of resources needed to perform a job.
- Unclear job expectations.
How Ingaged Leadership and Management Can Prevent Burnout
The staff at the Mayo Clinic does not state that Ingaged Leadership can prevent burnout. Perhaps they have not read Ingaging Leadership, the new book written by our founder Evan Hackel. If they did read the book, we believe they would endorse it, because it lays out steps that would effectively combat burnout. In an Ingaged company, Evan writes that employees . . .
- Shape the content of what they do instead of simply completing tasks.
- Involve their hearts and minds to enter into a full partnership with the company.
- Contribute to the vision and mission of the company instead of trying to “fit in.”
- Have a direct and positive impact on the way the company does business.
- Take part in forums where their ideas are heard by company leaders.
Isn’t It Time to Practice Ingaged Leadership in Your Company?
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