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How to Reduce Burnout Through Relational Energy

Widespread employee burnout continues to take a toll on worker well-being and company performance, resulting in diminished productivity, increased turnover, and escalating operational costs.

Currently, 65% of employees indicate that they have experienced burnout in the past year⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 1, and burnout was the most common reason cited by those who left their jobs during the Great Resignation2. So, what can organizational leaders do?

Michigan Ross Professor Amy Young argues that in order to start making a difference in addressing burnout, alternative approaches that change the way we think about well-being and workplace performance are necessary. She introduces the concept of relational energy and explains how more positive social interactions can boost employee well-being and enable employees to perform at a higher level.

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