In a fast-paced, high-stress startup environment employee burnout is a common risk. If it isn’t addressed early on it can have a detrimental impact on a young company’s momentum.
“Not even the best, most motivated employee is immune to the threat of burnout,” writes HR Communication’s “Motivational Manager.” It is a problem that’s absolutely best addressed early on, before it becomes too deep-set and you risk losing the employee for good. With prompt action you can turn things around, but only if you know how to spot the warning signs, which include increased difficulty managing assignments or making decisions, snapping at inconsequential matters, extreme self-criticism, and unusual negativity, irritability, or cynicism.
For more on preventing employee burnout, read the full post here.
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While you’re busy keeping a look-out for burnout warning signs in others don’t forget that you’re susceptible, as well. Read this post for questions to ask yourself to determine whether you’re running out of gas. And for 10 tips to keeping your employees motivated, read this post from the OpenView Blog.