NOTEBOOK – ONE GOOD READ: Experts say more needs to be done to avoid worker burnout
MICHAEL CRUMB Mar 29, 2021 | 3:52 pm
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With many employees continuing to work remotely a year after the pandemic forced companies to send employees home to work, organizations are now trying to figure out how they can help their employees avoid the fatigue and burnout that many are reporting. In this article, Business Insider explores what some companies are doing, including instituting Zoom-free Fridays and offering mental health holidays to staff, but experts say more needs to be done. Companies need to address demands placed on workers, and issues like pay equity need to factor into the equation. They also need to tackle widespread cultural issues that lead to burnout, experts said. A recent Microsoft survey of 30,000 people across all industries found that 54% say they are overworked and tired, and managers in a recent LinkedIn survey said burnout has risen 78% in the past year.