If you’re anything like me, when Governor Newsom announced the stay-in-place restrictions, you found it disconcerting, but looked at how your company would continue forward with optimism. “This will just be a couple weeks. We can do it. My team is strong. Working from home will be a new adventure!” But now that we are looking at six weeks with no set return date in sight, and you see first-hand the financial devastation this pandemic is bringing, it’s taking a real effort to keep that optimism in place. And an even bigger effort to ensure your employees stay productive and avoid burnout.
We have done lots of things at Filice to keep our employees engaged…many thoughtful and some silly…but all with a goal of doing our best to help our team navigate this difficult time, so that they can help our clients do the same.
And me? When I am overwhelmed I write. So check out my newest
article on helping your employees avoid burnout. And let me know your thoughts and suggestions. We all need good ideas. Please share them if you have them.
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Preventing Remote Employee Burnout
The shift to telecommuting and the use of some amazing technology has made it possible for employees to work at home while staying safe and preventing the spread of COVID-19, but after five weeks, it has also created more than a few challenges. Employees at all levels are showing signs of increased stress and burnout is becoming a real concern.
What is burnout?
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when people feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.