According to recent reports, pandemic burnout is becoming a big problem in the workplace. More and more employees are struggling with anxiety, stress and fatigue due to the ongoing Covid-19 and an increased workload.
We have long understood the importance of creating a safe and positive working environment. After all, we will spend an average of 7 hours a day here, even if many of us are working from home more at the moment.
We take a look at what you can do to transform your workplace for the benefit of your team, by showing you care for their wellbeing during this uncertain time.
What is the pandemic burnout at work?
The Coronavirus pandemic is like nothing many of us will have experienced before. The uncertainty surrounding the virus has us all afraid or at the very least concerned about our contact with people, products and services.
We can go out of our way to avoid certain situations but trying to avoid the workplace can be impossible depending on your company and job role.
And those that are having to continue “as normal” are feeling the strain.
Recent studies have found that it is UK workers who are the most affected by the current unprecedented situation, with over 60% of those surveyed saying that they have struggled with their mental health in the past 12 months.
This has led a lot of us into what’s known as “psychological hibernation”, causing poor concentration and memory, and high levels of fatigue.
Exactly what causes this psychological hibernation will undoubtedly depend on the individual. We are all different after all. But with a perhaps increased workload due to colleagues being furloughed or working from home, this along with the natural health and safety concerns makes it understandable to say the least.
How the Micro Market can help fight pandemic burnout.
“There is a virtue in work and a virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither.”
Alan Cohen’s famous quote indeed carries a lot of weight. The simple solution to an overworked, exhausted workforce is to encourage more frequent break times. At the very least, you should be promoting a more meaningful rest, even if it’s for just 5 minutes every now and again across the day.
It may seem counterproductive, but the opposite is actually true. Those who are engaged with their colleagues are 38% more productive than those who aren’t.
It’s clear then that taking regular breaks with colleagues is an excellent starting point if you want to keep your team happy and productive. Workplace relationships are vital now more than ever.
They encourage staff to talk about their problems, relax and take their mind off their daily duties.
The Micro Market is built on the wellbeing of the workforce, recognising the value in looking after your team.
It delivers genuine vending innovation for larger businesses with over 50 staff. It’s your very own self-service convenience store at work, delivering benefits that make it the future of the workplace canteen.
It delivers a huge product scope that makes it the ideal alternative to retail as well, keeping your staff safe on site rather than forcing them into the nervous uncertainty of the high street or corner shop.
Hot drinks, cold drinks, freshly prepared food and more is presented in a grand open design that can encourage a Covid compliant break time – the perfect tonic to boost morale, engagement and wellbeing.
We design, create and maintain your Micro Market for you. This means we can intertwine your market with your designated break out area, developing a meaningful space where you can go to relax and wind down.