It’s tough to retain employees in the workforce today. We’ve all heard the common phrase, “employee burnout”. It’s when employees become disengaged, overwhelmed, and ultimately leave to pursue something new. It comes quickly. It can be predicted based on poor work performance, lack of motivation, and clear disengagement with their job.
But did you know there’s something referred to as “employee brownout”? Dr. Travis Bradberry explained that brownout is when “interest in their jobs slowly dissipates”. On the surface, an employee may seem perfectly fine: they put in the hours, work hard, and continue to contribute to the team.