Paul Saunders offers tips on how business managers can detect and curb burnout

Other than your income, your workplace can be a source of many things in your life. For instance, it can be the source of your fulfillment, it can give you a sense of belonging and also a place where you get to create a lifelong relationship. However, it can also be the source of overwhelming stress. According to James River Capital’s CEO, Paul Saunders, it is easy for employees to undergo overwhelming stress while at work. While it is possible for them to get over work stress, it is impossible for them to remain afloat if they are facing stress both at home and at work, resulting in a mental breakdown, or what Paul refers to as a burnout.

 

While it may not seem like that big of a deal, Paul Saunders says that burnout should not be taken lightly as it results in the said employee losing their productivity, which in the end, affects the entire business structure.

 

What should employers do?

 

As a man who has been holding the reins at James River Capital for over a decade now, Paul Saunders is a firsthand witness to what such stress if not curbed can do. As a result, it is easy for him to note out when an employee is on the verge of burnout and help them back on their feet. On an article posted on the firm’s website, Paul Saunders says that most staff members often undergo exhaustion when they start losing control. That is, if they are unable to keep time and meet the set schedule, they start feeling hopeless, a factor that places them at risk of suffering a mental breakdown. As a way to prevent things from becoming that bad and affecting the entire business, Paul Saunders advises business owners and managers to help such employees regain control over their workday. They can do so by encouraging each staff member to always take at least 15 minutes at the beginning of the day to write down some of the things they would like to accomplish ahead.

 

Promote transparency

 

Besides the loss of control, Paul Saunders says that employees are more likely to lose it if they feel like their hard work is not appreciated enough. This happens when the management gives promotions to some employees without any explanation to the rest of the staff members. To prevent such scenarios, Paul Saunders urges those in management positions always to ensure they maintain transparency by explaining crucial decisions that they have made to the other staff members. For instance, when they decide to offer a promotion to specific individuals, they should communicate with other employees and explain why the said staff members deserve the promotion, and what the rest can do, so they can be next in line. Learn more: https://paulsaundersjrcc.wordpress.com/

 

Who is Paul Saunders?

 

As noted earlier, Paul Saunders is the CEO of an investment company, James River Capital Corp. He has over two decades of working experience in the world of finance and has worked with a long string of companies including Kidder, Peabody & Co where he worked before acquiring James River from it. Follow James River Capital on LinkedIn