Supporting fatigued employees who don’t feel able to go the extra mile should be high on HR’s list of priorities.
Exhausted workers are "quietly quitting" by not putting in extra effort, leading to reduced productivity. To re-energize their employees, managers must acknowledge this issue and support workers' mental health and resilience. Managers should regularly check in with employees, create a safe space for employees to talk about their feelings, and normalize anxiety caused by stress factors. It's easier said than done, because for HR or occupational health management to be able to help, they first have to uncover systemic issues in the their origanizations. Such issues are mostly hidden until it's too late and cases increase.
Employees should also be encouraged to boost their resilience through self-care and given access to support services and solutions such as ours, such as employee assistance programs and mental health assessments. Offering support leads to increased employee satisfaction, productivity, and loyalty.
Summarized and commented by Max Grossenbacher, Resilient Inc. from Source: https://www.peoplemanagement.co.uk/article/1801954/curb-quiet-quitting-employers-address-burnout