Dealing with Burnout in the Office
Workplace stress causes approximately one million U.S. employees to miss work each day. Two-thirds of both men and women say work has a significant impact on their stress level, and one in four has called in sick or taken a ?mental health day? as a result of work stress. Many workers feel that they are bombarded in the workplace with stressful situations.
Training is the best way of managing anger in the workplace. Monthly meetings with employees on how to deal with stress are recommended. They should include tips on how to handle anger in the workplace, how to recover from exhaustion, signs of emotional exhaustion and keeping a work-life balance.
A certified psychologist is an important person to have available in the workplace to help employees when they feel things are getting out of control. Managers should be empathetic with workers who show signs of job burnout and recommend they get some counsel.
Medical facilities have very stressful occupations that include making life and death decisions. According to a Medscape Physician Lifestyle Survey published in January 2017, emergency doctors suffer the highest rates of burnout of all medical professionals, with 59% agreeing they felt burned out. They also stated that female physicians rated themselves higher on the physician burnout scale at 55% compared to male physicians rating themselves at 45%. There is currently a 35.2% overall burnout rate among U.S. physicians.
Not only do physicians feel stressed, but a recent study showed that medical students report a rate of depression that is 15% to 30% higher than the general population by a significant margin. Studies show that physicians are almost twice as likely as the general U.S. population to report being dissatisfied with their work life balance. in fact, it has been noted that physicians have a 10% to 20% higher divorce rate than the general population.
With workplace anger on the rise, it is important that those in charge provide ways of managing anger in the workplace. Some executives have provided exercise equipment for those dealing with daily stress. When other workers notice that someone is suffering from emotionally drained symptoms, they can make suggestions for them to take some time for their coworkers to recharge. If workers are trained to recognize the stress burnout symptoms, they will know it is time to take a break or take some time off.
Management in hospitals or large organizations should be aware of and provide help for managing anger in the workplace. Without this, there will be plenty of turnover of workers and unhappy and unfulfilled employees. Individuals should also be taught to recognize stress in themselves and deal with it in an intelligent and effective way. Psychologists can teach employees to act rather than react, take deep breaths when experiencing stress, scheduling the day and focusing on the task at hand, limiting interruptions and taking care of their health, including getting enough rest and eating right.
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