Корпоратив не сплотит сотрудников: как предотвратить профессиональное выгорание?
Why do people who are involved in providing humanitarian help burn out at work? How to avoid this?
Oksana Kosenko, manager on organizational development of the NGO Forum in Ukraine, is in our studio, as well as Taras Bryzhovaty, M.A. in social work, director of “Vifaniya” Social Service charity; and Denys Dmytriyev, an expert in sociological surveys.
As Oksana Kosenko said, surveys have shown that only 22 percent of employees have low levels of burning out. All the rest have either medium or high, or very high level of burning out.
Every employee’s first stage is “a honeymoon”. A person feels comfortable, they burn with the desire to work, do something new, change the organization, they are prepared to stay at work for longer, and to overwork. Gradually, the second stage begins, when there’s not enough fuel, fatigue grows, and motivation is lost. Symptoms of burning-out appear and disappear during this stage from time to time. Gradually, while working without respective actions from the organization, the third stage emerges, the chronic stage, when the symptoms stay with the person all the time: it becomes harder for a person to wake up in the morning, it is harder for them to think about work, and this person thinks that they don’t cope with something.
Taras Bryzhovaty remarked that an organization can do a lot in order to prevent employees’ burning-out: for instance, special trainings, new tasks for employees, new goals.