In a Harvard Business Review article on avoiding burnout, there is a section about how you can think about the people you work with in a way that helps you cope with the stress of everyday at work. Here is that piece:
‘Community. Who do you work with or around? How supportive and trusting are those relationships? In many cases you can’t choose your colleagues and clients, but you can improve the dynamic. It could be as simple as taking the time to ask others how their day is going — and really listening. Or choosing to communicate something difficult in a respectful, nonjudgmental way.
‘Burnout can be contagious , so to elevate your individual engagement, you must shift the morale of the group. If you’ve found that once you’ve done all you can, others can’t improve or don’t want improved relationships, then you may want to consider a job change.
Is burnout a problem where you work? Talk to DK about how we can help teams communicate with respect, care, honesty, clarity, transparency and more: to build trust. It’s fun, too.