While working professionals are beginning to leave behind the mentality that the longer and harder you work, the better you are at your job, burnout does still exist. Ironically, as people work too hard to maximize productivity, reaching the point of burnout can take entire teams down if left unaddressed.

Leaders need to be aware of the signs of burnout and take proactive measures to address and combat its negative impacts. Here, eight professionals from Business Journals Leadership Trust discuss these signs and how leaders can take action against burnout.

4. Declining energy levels.

Declining energy levels, deterioration of quality of work, increased absences and bad attitudes are all signs of burnout. Leaders should ask employees through surveys or in-person discussions, “What would help alleviate the feeling of burnout?” Each person’s answer will be relevant to what works for them. Then, leaders can decide what steps to take to address it, either individually or as an organization. – Aviva Ajmera, SoLVE KC