Signs and Symptoms
Sometimes it is easy to diagnose job burnout and boredom. When an employee who is typically on top of every task starts missing deadlines, turning in substandard work or shrugging off responsibilities, you should consider whether he might feel exhausted and stressed out.
A change in demeanor is another indicator. For instance, if a staff member who has always been polite, courteous and kind suddenly seems overly critical of others, hypersensitive to feedback and constructive criticism, or begins to experience angry or emotional outbursts, she may be feeling burnt out.
Other signals include an upswing in illnesses, missed days and tardiness.
Of course, any or all of these changes could be the result of anything from family problems to medical issues to substance abuse, so avoid jumping to any hasty conclusions.