Some of the stress and disruptions of 2020 have followed us into 2021. New work arrangements, a blurring of the boundaries between professional and personal lives, lost vacations, and more are putting a strain on workers in industries of all stripes — and many may be feeling burned out.
Even as conditions slowly improve, it will take time to get back to a real sense of “normal,” and you’ll want to ensure your team is aware that you care about their continued well-being and are there to support them. Below, 11 members of Business Journals Leadership Trust share their simple, practical strategies for identifying and alleviating burnout among your team members.
4. Hold one-on-one meetings with each team member.
Meet or talk with each person one-to-one. It’s okay if it takes a month or two to get to everyone. Ask them, “How are you doing? What’s been the hardest part of 2020? Is there anything I or the company can do to help? What ideas do you have going into 2021 to help manage stress?” Invite them to tell you how they are feeling, and be part of the solution. – Aviva Ajmera, SoLVE KC