Unfortunately, there are still too many burnout cases in which employees leave their jobs because ‘they can’t take it anymore’. As a result, companies can lose their best talent as well as a great deal of time and money from employee turnover.
It is widely known, that burnouts are a result of workload pressure, too long working hours and tight deadlines. In most cases however, it is the lack of managerial support and motivation that causes an enormous increase of absentee rates.
‘The quality of work-life’—a phrase that has become increasingly widespread over the last decade, as great changes have taken place in terms of how employees value aspects of their professional career.
Various studies have proven that people who are satisfied with their work-life, perform better, and are likely to stay longer at their jobs. Each employer should be aware of the fact, that a company’s main competitive advantage is derived from its people.
If companies want to be successful in the long run, they are advised to focus on human values, and create a culture of communication and creativity. Give them enough space to fully apply and develop their skills. Keep them happy—happy workers are good workers.
- This article is adapted from a blog post on Market Inspector, see the original