Helping an Employee Deal with Burnout

Creating Disney Magic Episode 506 Helping an Employee Deal with Burnout

“I think 99% of the time, they don’t tell you everything that is causing that, and maybe they don’t even know.”

One topic that resonates with many professionals is employee burnout. Someone recently reached out with concerns about an employee feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. It is a reality many employees and leaders face. However, it is important to recognize that it is not just about one stressor. Burnout is often due to a combination of personal & professional pressures. Identifying the root cause is key.

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Understand the Underlying Issues: Often, burnout isn’t just about the current workload. It can stem from personal issues or a lack of balance. It’s crucial to have open and honest conversations to uncover the root causes.
  • Maintain an Open Dialogue: Consistently check in with your team members. Don’t wait for them to come to you; actively engage in discussions about their well-being and potential stressors.
  • Promote a Supportive Culture: Create a workplace environment where employees feel valued and heard. Sometimes, just knowing they have your support can ease feelings of burnout and anxiety.

Some experience burnout more intensely than others so it is important to know how to handle it. From understanding the underlying causes of burnout to practical solutions for alleviating stress, this episode provides guidance to help you support your team members effectively.

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Key Moments

01:52 Effective Communication in the Workplace

02:46 The Impact of Workplace Pressure

05:34 Overcoming Fear in Your Career

07:58 The Power of Checking In