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How to Reduce Burnout

burnout 210x300 How to Reduce BurnoutIn preventing and reducing the effects of , a leader can implement some guidelines to reduce the problem.  The sharing of responsibilities is key for reducing .  As G. R. Collins notes, ‘The belief that no one else can help is a sure road to .”1  Support and close contact with others are needed to prevent .

Organizations themselves can also implement remedies to prevent tedium and among their members.  A reduction in the number of people for whom one person has responsibilities is advisable and healthy, as well as a standard for making time available for oneself and others to have downtime.  The amount of -related work should also be monitored and organized.   and can be prevented with adequate training for the tasks at hand.  Any organization would do its employees a favor by making the working conditions positive and making the work significant.  Attention to these factors can reduce and before they take place.

On a personal basis, workers can utilize several healthy techniques to prevent .  Self management techniques can begin with

  1. good nutritional habits
  2. good exercise habits
  3. self-awareness
  4. letting-go techniques
  5. personal planning.2

People can do a great deal toward their personal health and avoid burnout if they will work smarter instead of harder.  The setting of realistic goals is a must to survive in a busy world.  In addition, doing the same old things in a different way will often stimulate the brain.  But one of the greatest coping mechanisms that any worker can use in preventing burnout is the avoidance of taking things too seriously.3

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  1. G. R. Collins, “How to Handle Burnout,” Christian Herald, December 1979, 17-20.
  2. J. D. Adams, “Guidelines for Management and Lifestyle Changes”  The Personnel Administrator, June 1979, 35-8, 44.
  3. Christina Maslach, Burnout: The Cost of Caring (New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1982), 89-94.
 How to Reduce Burnout

Dale is the creator of "Like A Team."He has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years.The goal of "Like A Team" is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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