Recent survey research continues to find high numbers of individuals who are ready to quit their jobs. Of the workforce, 54% are actively considering quitting their jobs, often listing burnout as the number one cause. In relation, 55% of employees report high levels of workplace stress. Combined, workplace stress and absenteeism cost businesses $300 billion annually. While global losses due to depression and anxiety are estimated to be as high as one trillion dollars.
In relation, a recent Forbes article opined that 80% of leaders are unsure how to reduce this negative impact on the workforce. The numbers from polls and surveys would seem to concur with this opinion.
Fortunately, Meaning-Centered Leadership offers several suggestions to guide leaders in the effort to quell burnout and reduce voluntary turnover. It begins with creating an environment/culture that is positive and supportive:
- Start by taking a strengths-based approach. Leaders who focus on positive recognition promote positive emotions, which serve to alleviate symptoms associated with burnout.
- Then establish a normative culture of caring through active listening and coaching.
- Additionally, create a collaborative environment. Workers report (56%) are happier when they collaborate and 49% believe collaboration is an important part of their success.
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