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No to Burn Out

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Employees’ guide to engagement and empowerment at work.


According to a study done by recruitment agency Robert Half UAE, workplace burnout is an issue for nearly 64% of businesses in the UAE. Workplace stress is highest among medium-sized businesses (74%), and lowest among small businesses (57%). Their studies have also shown that employee stress can be a drain for everyone.

As an employee, you keep working for a long time intensely just to realize that your focus levels are deteriorating. As a result of high corporate demands, companies must offset to recover and renew energy.

We all know that everyone’s morale is tied to being engaged to their work. To support this concept, innovative solutions can be implemented in ways to increase employee morale to eliminate burnout.

Being an overachiever is overrated and is counterproductive! This is where you deplete your optimal levels of productivity. When disengagement and burnout indicators activate, watch out for these 10 signs!

1 Sleep deprivation
2 Lack of concentration
3 Unknown physical pains
4 Feeling tired and drained most of the time
5 Feeling your work or contribution is unrecognized
6 Loss of motivation
7 Depression
8 Lack of interest at work
9 Absenteeism from work
10 Thoughts of quitting work or changing your role

How do we take preventative measures and properly engage in our work? Here are some tips on how you and your employer can take hands-on actions to eliminate burnout!

1- Perform a job analysis, and eliminate or delegate unnecessary work.

  • MINDTOOLS
    This online platform will help you with specific work challenges and developing essential skills at your own pace.
    Web: mindtools.com

2 – Offer workshops and/or expert speakers to employees to aid as a coping mechanism

  • Workshop Space / Team Building
    Off The Grind Café is a contemporary experiential lounge for company events, quarterly meetings, team building exercises, gaming, coffee and bites.
    Web: offthegr1nd.com
    Instagramoffthegr1nd
  • Corporate Wellness Expert / Health Events / Personal & Family Health Coaching / A collaboration between community partners in health and wellness to optimize employee health.
    – Richard Jordan
    Web: primalifewellness.com
    Instagramprimalife_wellness
  • Groupwork Facilitator / Human Relations / Offers consultancy in leadership and organizational development
    – Rozana Al Banawi
    Instagram: rozanalbanawi

3 – Modify work expectations by making sure employees understand their role.

4 – Provide the necessary resources and skills to meet expectations.

  • MEIRC Training & Consulting Offers training programs and consulting services in management and technical fields for professional development
    E-mail: ksa@meirc.com
    Tel: +966-12-6061364
    Web: meirc.com

5 – Manage your time to get proper sleep and exercise, and make healthy food choices.

6 – Join local support groups in your community.

  • Humming Tree
    A local community in Jeddah that facilitates and provides creative activities.
    Instagramhummingtreecommunity
  • BeeHive Community
    A local creative coworking and events community in Riyadh/ Kharj / Khobar that collaborates by connecting people, ideas, and resources.
    Instagram: beehivespace
  • JOVIA
    A local coworking and events community in the Eastern Province, Khobar connecting youth and entrepreneurs to be creative, energetic, inspirational,  entertaining in establishing their professional identity.
    Instagram: jovia_coworking

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