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Are Your Employees Burned Out? 6 Reasons Why You Should Know the Answer as a Manager Employee burnout is one of the biggest threats to worker wellbeing and employee engagement — and it's on the rise. Here are six reasons why

By Joanna Nurmi Edited by Maria Bailey

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It's only Monday and you just got a call from yet another person who had a series of complaints about the same employee. They've been irritable, sending delayed responses and the quality of their work has been declining for months.

Before you consider whether it's time for an improvement plan or resorting to something as drastic as termination, it's worth taking a step back to determine whether your team member is actually burned out rather than unfit for the job.

Although you might be tempted to think that it isn't your problem and that it doesn't make any difference to you in the end, knowing the answer may help you enormously.

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