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Battling employee burnout

Organizational strategies for beating work burnout

Employee burnout is not a new topic, but it has certainly risen to new heights with the life-altering changes organizations and employees have endured over the past two years. Workloads are ballooning due to resignations and turnover, understaffing is widespread, and stress is mounting with the shifts to hybrid work models and new ways of working.

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Workshop: Integrating employee well-being into daily work life

This interactive program provides organizations with insight into the causes and impacts of employee burnout, and equips teams to improve connection, productivity, and effectiveness. Learn more

Addressing employee burnout matters more than ever

The risks of work burnout are painfully acute. By not addressing occupational burnout, organizations jeopardize their employee engagement, retention, and overall productivity.

Employee burnout isn’t letting up

For over two years, 50% or more of the U.S. workforce has reported feeling burnt out.

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting

The Great Resignation isn’t over

One-third of employees signal they are likely to leave their organization in the next 12 months.

Source: Eagle Hill Consulting

$500 billion price tag

Workplace stress is estimated to cost the U.S. economy more than $500 billion dollars each year.

Source: HBR

How do we address employee burnout?

We help clients shape and implement strategies for fighting employee burnout, boosting employee productivity, and driving organizational performance. Our solutions include:

Organizational resiliency, culture, and core values

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Crisis response and recovery

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Workload sustainability and workforce planning

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Employee experience, engagement, and retention

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Organizational change management and communications

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