Years of research has established the fact that job burnout and depression go hand in hand: job burnout can lead to depression and depression can lead to job burnout. Likewise, annual studies by the National Institute of Mental Health indicate that about 7% of adults are depressed. Studies by the American Psychological Association report that about 1/3 […]
In the previous blog, we reviewed consequences of on-the-job (OTJ) stress and defined the various categories of stress management interventions (SMIs) aimed at dealing with stress. In this blog, we will review research findings on the effectiveness of specific SMIs and describe best practices.
What causes burnout? Many different things contribute to burnout and some of them are beyond your organization’s ability to control (e.g.., certain personality traits like “neuroticism” that make an employee more susceptible to burnout). However, the good news is that many factors are well within your sphere of influence: understanding each and taking action to deal with them will not only greatly reduce burnout, but in doing so will also contribute to employee retention and job satisfaction.
As organizations experience budget reductions, cutbacks, and workforce reduction, it is easy to understand that workplaces can be stressful. We all know that stress can lead to a myriad of problems with our health and well-being, but we also know that it is impossible to merely avoid all sources of stress. Certain types of stress […]