Working Less to Be More Productive [Slideshow]
Published: Aug 23, 2019
Burnout is real. So real, in fact, that the World Health Organization now considers it a legitimate medical diagnosis. When employees are overworked and overstressed, the effects can be felt throughout an organization. Burning out doesn't just result in the individual feeling mentally or physically exhausted; pressure to perform, high expectations, and competition can all have negative consequences on a person's productivity. Of course, when productivity suffers, the entire team feels the impact.
There are lots of reasons why someone might burn out at work, but the fact of the matter is that it often falls upon the employer to mitigate those causes. A "hustle culture", or a style of management that places more emphasis on the quantity of work than quality can place pressure on employees and cause them to overwork themselves. BambooHR recently explored how employers can reduce burnout by eliminating excessive, unnecessary work and promoting efficiency to boost productivity. Click here to read the full article, and check out the slideshow above to see the three ways employers can help their people be more productive.