Leeds Beckett University
A new report from researchers at Leeds Beckett University reviews the most effective ways to treat and prevent burnout and work-related stress. The report, “Interventions to Reduce Burnout in High-Risk Individuals: Evidence Review,” revealed organisational interventions in the workplace may be more effective than individual interventions alone. Findings from the report suggest that:
- Organisational interventions produce longer-lasting effects than individual approaches.
- Changing aspects of an organisation’s culture and working practices might be considered alongside individual level interventions to more effectively prevent burnout.
- Individual level interventions that can reduce burnout include staff training, workshops and cognitive-behavioural programs.
24 ways leaders can manage stress at work
Dr. Steve Aldana, WellSteps
Here is a comprehensive list of the main causes of worksite stress and a corresponding list of successful ways to help employers reduce stress in the worksite and help employees manage stress.
Employer checklist for creating mentally healthy workplaces
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation regularly updates its guide on how to support mental health at work.
It provides a checklist for employers that will help them to value mental health and wellbeing as core assets of their organisations and support the development of effective line management relationships. The latest advice was updated on 9th July 2020.
How to Prevent Employee Burnout
Gallup research indicates that allowing employees to have authority and flexibility in the workplace greatly affects employees' wellbeing and engagement and, therefore, their level of burnout.
- Employees are 43% less likely to experience high levels of burnout when they have a choice in what tasks to do, when to do them and how much time to spend on them.
- Employees who work independently and flexibly still need managers who ensure that role expectations are clear, check in often and partner with their employees on goal setting. Working remotely, for example, can result in unclear expectations and isolationism if remote employees are mismanaged.
- Employees who have a space that helps them connect with co-workers are 26% less likely to feel burnout frequently.