Help Your Workers Battle Burnout

Worker burnout now classified as medical diagnosis

May 30, 2019

Cleaning and maintenance business owners are good about training their workers to prevent slips, trips, and falls and well as other injuries linked to the industry. But many may not be as vigilant in helping their employees prevent burnout.

Worker burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis included in the World Health Organization’s handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases, CNN reports. Doctors can diagnosis someone with burnout if they meet the following symptoms:

  • Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion
  • Increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job
  • Reduced professional efficacy.

CMM promotes five steps to help your staff avoid burnout and experience workplace success, such as developing positive relationships with career mentors and making time for friends and family outside of work. Becoming an effective time manager during your workday so you don’t have to bring work home and avoiding digital communication with the office after work hours can help you achieve a work-life balance and set a good example for your workers.


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