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According to research conducted by organisational psychologists Dr Michael P. Leiter and Dr Christina Maslach earlier this year, if you constantly feel mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted because of on the job stress, you are experiencing ‘occupational burnout’ – a common phenomenon globally and in Pakistan – which saps your energy and passion for working.
If you are a manager, factor in the following to prevent your employees from burning out:
1 Lack of control. When people feel that they lack autonomy in the workplace, it leaves them feeling helpless. To prevent this, avoid micro managing and ensure that your employees have the resources and the independence to complete their assignments. Remember, your responsibility is not to monitor your subordinates’ actions, but rather to hire competent individuals who can be empowered to make decisions, resolve problems and deliver results. Continue reading