Employee Assessment

Employee Assessment

February 17, 2021 by investor

Running a startup is hard work.

The team must work long hours and often at low pay. This can wear down the team.

The CEO should monitor the employees for burnout.

Burnout can be caused by several factors:

– Work overload — too much work and too little time to do it leaves employees feeling unaccomplished.
– Lack of control — with little to no say about how the work should be done and who they work for, employees can feel trapped.
– Insufficient rewards — with pay at the minimum wage level, employees often feel underpaid.
– Breakdown of community — if one feels left out of the group, then the employee feels a lack of belonging.
– Absence of fairness — if the employee feels they are being treated unfairly, then their commitment will wane.
– Value conflict — if the employee feels the company’s values don’t align with their own, they’ll feel they are not part of the company.

Employees suffering from burnout exhibit signs of exhaustion, cynicism, and apathy. 

It’s important to watch out for signs of burnout.


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