How to prevent employee burn-outs?

December 4, 2017

Whether it’s you or your staff you’re trying to stop from a burnout, it’s essential to your business to implement simple ways to educate your staff, recognise the symptoms, and take action when needed.

Here are Co-Founders Emma & Bree’s suggestions on how to prevent your staff from burning-out during the silly season.



Make sure every voice is heard and acknowledged. As a manager, it’s your job to motivate and lead your employees and to allow them to take on responsibility in the workplace. Hold regular meetings, both as a team and one-on-one. Focus on the positives and show your appreciating for their efforts before communicating the negatives, and offer praise on a regular basis.



Are there any policies, tools, people or equipment keeping an employee from completing their daily work and reaching their goals? Removing whatever roadblocks there might be will increase workplace efficiency and boost performance & productivity. Setting your employees up for success directly impacts their well-being and self-worth.



Set clear boundaries and expectations for working after hours or at home, time off and availability. Make a rule of not contacting staff after working hours and make use of out of office replies – the emails can wait! Managers set an example with their actions, and when managers or executives support well-being improvement and a healthy work/life balance, employees will follow and respect these boundaries for themselves and others.



Encourage employees to leave an hour early after a particularly stressful day. Schedule weekly team lunches, go on a walking meeting or plan a team-building activity that brings everyone together. Taking the time to celebrate your employees and bring teams together to refresh and rejuvenate helps to forge stronger bonds and create loyal, hardworking staff.



Article by Twosix Co-Founders Bree & Emma 

Having come from over 10 years in a corporate environment both Emma and Bree are passionate about changing the culture of work in Australia, ensuring that wellness is a sustainable practice inside of all workplaces. Twosix Wellness is a Melbourne based wellness hub that provides down-to-earth, and practical health and wellbeing programmes for corporates as well as inspirational content via their online platform. Yoga & Pilates Sessions, Nutrition & Mindfulness Articles, Workplace Wellbeing Workshops and so much more – There are lots of reasons to get excited about the Twosix movement!

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