Toxic work culture among top reasons for employee burnout: Survey
The top reasons for employee burnout include unreasonable workload (25%), negative workplace culture/toxic team (24%) and lack of skilled colleagues (24%), according to a survey titled Culture Studies commissioned by the Workforce Institute at Kronos.
“Burnout distresses employees when their physical or emotional strength is exhausted, and it’s a big problem in the average workplace,” said James Thomas, country manager-India, Kronos. “Some of the biggest companies often have rigorous workplace cultures that encourage long hours and require unreasonably high levels of productivity. There is a need to take a step back and unplug oneself despite a busy work schedule.”
While employee burnout is high across workplaces, two-thirds of employees who participated in the survey said they would try to develop new skills if they had more time in the workday.
According to the survey, feedback goes a long way in ensuring that burnout does not affect employees as nine in 10 employees say that when their managers provide ongoing feedback that helps improve performance. The Culture Studies survey covered 305 employees from different industries.
Source: ET Tech