Summary: "I'm burned-out!" Stress and burnout in the workplace has a direct impact on the physical and emotional health of the employee and on workplace productivity. Persistent emotional exhaustion, physical fatigue, and cognitive weariness not only negatively effect an employee's physical health, they affect family life as well. Studies show that employee burnout can lead to
Increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Extreme physical, mental and emotional fatigue
Here are a few issues and concerns you may want to address within yourself:
Do you have difficulty saying "no" at work, at home, or to community volunteer activities?
Do you have unrealistic expectations from associates and employers?
Do you have difficulty balancing your personal and professional life?
Here are a few issues and concerns you may want to discuss with your employer:
Lessening the workload
Decreasing company or peer socialization and collegiality
Flexible work arrival and departure times
Here are a few suggestions employees can explore with their employers:
Encourage employees to take time off, to take vacations
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