Is Christmas or Q4 a challenging time of year for the workload on your team in the office?
Psychologists Leiter, Schaufeli and Maslach (2001) identified an unmanageable workload as one of the primary contributors to employee burnout. It leads to health problems and impaired performance – and can become chronic. Employees are most at risk when they have too much work and a negative or cynical mindset towards it.
With the current focus on mental health, it is generally agreed that excessive workload causes stress and potentially depression.
Trying to address workload increases but with typical budget constraints, can feel like trying to “Square the Circle”.
So what are the options?