Navigating Burnout: Improve Performance by Investing in Employee Wellness

Apr 29, 2024Speaking

The World Health Organisation has recognised workplace burnout as an occupational phenomenon, characterised by feelings of energy depletion, negativism, and reduced efficacy.

For businesses, this means one thing.

The health of your employees is inseparably linked to the health of your organisation.


Understanding Employee Burnout and High Performance

Burnout saps the most vital resource of your organisation: the people.

It manifests not only in sick days but also in employees who may be physically present but mentally checked out. 

High performance is the direct opposite of burnout. It stems from an environment that encourages productivity while nurturing well-being.

A study from the University of Manchester found that job burnout is significantly related to adverse cardiovascular events and might even pose a risk similar to smoking. This stark comparison highlights the need for urgent action.

The Case for Employee Wellness Programs

Investing in employee wellness programs is not just a moral choice but a strategic one. Such initiatives can lead to: 

  • Improved employee health
  • Enhanced recruitment and employee retention
  • A boost in employee morale and engagement
  • A noticeable uptick in productivity and performance
  • Research indicates that for every pound spent on employee wellness programs, employers can expect a return of up to £34 in decreased sick leave, improved retention, and reduced healthcare costs, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Implementing an Effective Wellness Program

An effective wellness program is adaptive and responsive. It starts with understanding the unique needs of your employees through surveys and feedback. Incorporating wellness into the corporate strategy means aligning it with business objectives — making it clear that employee health is a priority.


BreakPoint’s Approach: Aligning Wellness with Performance

BreakPoint not only understand the link between employee wellness and peak performance, but we live a breathe it.

Our programs are tailored to mitigate burnout by instilling resilience and high-performance habits at every level of the organisation.

With BreakPoint, wellness isn’t a side project; it’s an integral part of how businesses operate, compete, and succeed.

Employee wellness programs are not just beneficial but essential. They are the antidote to burnout and the blueprint for a high-performing organisation. Leaders who recognise and act on this will not only elevate their teams but also steer their companies towards sustainable growth and success.

To learn more about how breakpoint can help your organisation, enquire here.