Lead Your Remote Team Away From Burnout, Not Toward It

30.07.20 12:38 PM By Caitlin

From Adam Hickman, Ph.D & Ben Wigert, Ph.D at Gallup

Leading remote teams is a demanding and unique experience. More so, leading remote teams after weeks of stay-at-home orders, preparing for mid-year progress reviews, and figuring out how to maximise your employees' productivity is even more intense.


One of the most significant problems that both in-house and remote workers may fall victim to is burnout.


According to a 2019 Gallup study, 28% of full-time employees reported feeling burned out at work "very often" or "always." An additional 48% reported feeling burned out "sometimes." That means most full-time employees -- nearly eight in 10 -- experience burnout on the job at least sometimes.

Before COVID-19, remote workers tended to experience less burnout than employees with traditional work arrangements because of the work and life advantages to working from home.


But with a new, large force of remote employees -- and many managers who are new to managing remote workers -- preventing burnout presents new challenges for companies. Lead  your remote team away from burnout, not toward it... 
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