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Promote professional distance

People in helping professions in particular have to learn the right balance between closeness and distance. Especially young professionals who are enthusiastic about getting involved and want to change something tend to put their personal needs aside. This can be the beginning of a burnout spiral, if not counteracted. Motivate employees who have problems with professional distance to take advantage of further training or supervision offers.

Check work organization

Emotional overstrain is not a failure of a person, but often an expression of inadequate work organization. As a rule, the activities have to be carried out under great time pressure with high quality standards and great responsibility at the same time - whether in the hospital, in the home, in the call center or in customer service. That is a burden. Try to reduce the time pressure in the work processes as far as you can and avoid work peaks - through realistic planning and clear agreements.

Switch off

The organization of breaks has a major influence on the extent to which work is perceived as stressful and stressful. With a free schedule, people tend to switch off only when it is actually too late. That is why it can make sense in some, especially emotionally demanding jobs, to think about fixed break regulations. The following rule applies: more and shorter is better than longer.

Communication in the team

An open discussion culture and team spirit are the best buffer for emotional stress. Many feelings and experiences can best be discussed and processed with the help of collegial advice and support - because you share the same horizon of experience. In addition, young professionals can benefit from the knowledge of experienced employees. It may make sense to call in an external person for advice and moderation or additional supervision (e.g. in the event of team conflicts).