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Employee burnout is a fact. Here’s how to fix it

Available Online http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/02/...
Publication Date February 19, 2012
Author Knowledge@Wharton
Source The Fiscal Times
Source Type Online News Article

Focuses on the issue of employee burnout. Today’s workforce seems to always be “on.” Technology has enabled us to always be available to work from anywhere. Companies are now trying to create boundaries for their employees by scheduling breaks from the Internet and not emailing employees after working hours. Research has shown that if employees receive downtime from the job, they will be more productive and have higher well-being at work. According to a survey by Neverfail, 83% of workers say they check email after work, while 66% have taken a smartphone or laptop with them on vacation. There are even courses that “teach” students to refrain from the use of technology. Another study has shown that workers who report high levels of stress have 50% greater health care expenditures than the average employee. Disconnecting from work may decrease these levels of stress.

Keywords employee burnout, technology, downtime, productivity, well-being, healthcare expenditures

Knowledge@Wharton. (2012, February 19). Employee burnout is a fact. Here’s how to fix it. The Fiscal Times [Online]. Retrieved February 21, 2012, from www.thefiscaltimes.com.

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