The “Great Resignation” is upon us and it’s impacting organizations and teams. Leaders are forced to face the growing issue of burnout that is leading to sweeping turnover across the globe, while they often feel burned out too.
Leaders are realizing the importance of burnout and mental health and beginning to make it a priority. They recognize the high costs of high turnover and the time spent interviewing and negotiating with candidates in a super-job-seeker-friendly economy. Simply put, it’s smarter to make the effort needed to retain your team, rather than hire and train a new one.
Another cause of burnout is a lack of clear boundaries and scope of work. When team members receive emails and messages all day, night, and weekend, they feel pressured to always be “on.” High performers have a hard time saying “no” and will take heavy loads that wear them down over time.
Leaders realize that they must support their team’s mental health if they want to sustain happy and high-performing teams. There is no single solution to burnout, and working together, teams can identify what they need to do to create a healthy culture where each workday feels good.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and the Forward, community, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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