HOW CAN AN ORGANIZATION PREVENT BURNOUT?
Every employer tries to be a pleasant workplace for his/her employees. A place where people love to come every day.
To ensure this, we want the workplace to be safe, healthy and atmospheric. In any case, a place where you like to be.
To achieve this, a lot of attention is paid to topics such as:
Within most organizations, there is a lot of attention for safety at work. We are all familiar with the officials who deal with quality, processes and RIE (risk inventory and evaluation). Within every organization we have emergency response officers and first aiders.
The fire alarm is regularly tested, the sockets are adolescent-proof, and we know where the emergency exits are. The first aid kits are also in order, the fire blanket has been tested and there are CO2 meters for the working climate.
Many organizations also have confidential counsellors. Intended to be able to discuss and address behaviors that are not appropriate.
These are all topics intended for a safe workplace.
Most employers try to get and keep employees as healthy as possible. We know the company bike, we have school fruit, we get a discount at the gym and are encouraged to eat healthy. In addition, many organizations have an annual check-up. You can get yourself examined, think of blood pressure, cholesterol, hardness, fitness, etc.
All meant to stay physical, fresh and fruity.
The employer also does a lot to improve the atmosphere in the workplace. Think of the annual Christmas gift, attention for your birthday, the staff party, a cycling club, game evenings and Friday afternoon drinks.
The workplace is also nice. There are pleasant colors, there are nice plants, the coffee is usually free and there is soup at lunchtime.
All intended to keep the atmosphere pleasant.
Despite the fact that we do a lot about the workplace, one of the biggest risks of absenteeism (burnout) is often underexposed when it comes to a pleasant working environment. We often don’t pay attention to mental health issues or some kind of mental first aid (at least not within our organization).
And that’s strange, to say the least. Especially in a sector where this is very common. Education, healthcare, police and logistics are sectors where burnout is a remarkably common problem.
It is a pity that little, or no attention is paid to this, in the preventive sphere.
Because this part of the site has the goal of preventing burnout, I will address a number of topics that are helpful in the prevention of burnout, at the organizational level.
I will work on these topics in the near future so that the organization where you work can do something with them.
When setting up the site, I opted for a kind of buffet. Take what you think you need and let go of what is already happening within the organization or what you can’t do anything with.
I wish you a lot of insight and a lot of reading pleasure.