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Five warning signs of workplace burnout, and what to do about it

Available Online http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/18/pf/jobs/workpla...
Publication Date April 18, 2018
Author Kathryn Vasel
Source CNN Money
Source Type Online News Article

This article focuses on warning signs of workplace burnout and how they can be managed. The first warning sign includes employees who have inflexible schedules or lack of control over their schedules, which can be managed by providing employers autonomy and still holding them accountable for their time management skills. The second warning sign is a perception of an unfair or non-transparent workplace, which can be managed by identifying the problems and being open and communicative about making decisions. A third warning sign is physical changes such as headaches or stomach pains, which can be managed by increasing quality of sleep. A fourth warning sign is increased moodiness, negative thoughts, and lack of motivation, which can be managed by acquiring a new hobby or learning a new skill set to reduce stress. Finally, the article states that a warning sign of burnout is a loss of confidence with peers and clients, which can be managed by setting reasonable goals and checking in with family and friends about performance.

Keywords Workplace burnout, workplace stress, physical/mental health, employee stress

Vasel, K. (2018, April 18). Five warning signs of workplace burnout, and what to do about it. CNN Money. [Online]. Retrieved April 26, 2018 from http://www.money.cnn.com

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