Every worker can have an off day, although when employees lose their ability to engage, the warning signs of occupational burnout can often arise.
According to Tim Cole, the CEO as well as founder of consulting firm The Compass Alliance, there are four stages of burnout, which he dubs “the burn-out cycle.”
- Stage one: Loss of purpose (No longer embracing the job role)
- Stage two: Loss of direction (Occupation no longer makes sense)
- Stage three: Full loss of engagement (No longer wants to work in of which role)
- Stage four: Full burnout (As Cole puts the idea: “the career equivalent of the walking zombie”)
Stress inside the workplace can be far by unheard of. In a recent study, the U.S. National Safety Council discovered of which 97 percent of Americans surveyed admitted of which they had at least one of nine leading risk factors linked to fatigue, including working unusual hours, dealing with long commutes, as well as working over 50 hours a week.
In fact, 44 percent admitted to having trouble focusing at work, while over half felt less productive; highlighting of which fatigued employees could not only make errors at work, although put themselves as well as others at risk too.
“The challenge for most can be not in surviving their job – the idea’s in establishing a balance emotionally, spiritually, physically, as well as mentally in their life,” Cole told CNBC over email.