The symptoms of employee burnout are not subtle. They include faltering productivity, visible stress and sneaking out of the office before the workday is over. What can be done to prevent this from happening, particularly in an industry where workers are dealing with large amounts of data on a daily basis?

First, it is important to know how burnout can manifest among data analysts, as well as a group of employees as a whole. Here are a few signs:

  • Exhaustion that results from the depletion of emotional resources dealing with the current work environment.
  • A distant attitude or cynicism toward the job itself.
  • An employee has given up trying to get his or her job done in an efficient manner.

What are the factors that can lead to burnout? There are any number of them — overwhelming job demands, conflicting responsibilities, lack of appropriate resources, no feedback from upper management or little participation in decision-making processes.

In order to protect employees from the stress created by the demands of the job, there are several steps that managers can take moving forward. The most important is to be realistic when assigning tasks. The delegated work should be challenging but never overwhelming. Ensure employees are passionate about their roles and are allowed to tackle projects that contribute to the ultimate goals of the entire company.

If you are looking for ways to be creative with data, contacting Interactive Edge is a great first step! Take a look at the rest of our website to learn more about the services we offer to our clients, which will give you more time to focus on your most important business objectives.