Business Dictionary

Work Relationship

What is A Work Relationship?

A work relationship is all the interpersonal interactions you have with people inside your organization, external stakeholders, clients, and your community.

It’s important to realize that in any work relationship some people will respond positively, negatively, or even be indifferent based on how they perceive you.

So having the ability to build productive and influential relationships by aligning with their preferences is critical to your work relationship success.

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What Causes Employee Burnout?

Burnout is not caused by regular stress. All jobs come with some stress that will wax and wane through normal cycles. Burnout is a result of unrealistic deadlines and uneven workload distribution. It happens when the expectations for what someone is supposed to achieve are beyond what they are capable of. 

Specifically, burnout is caused by:

  • Unrealistic job and goal expectations
  • Unclear job and goal expectations (poor communication)
  • No control over workload
  • Unrealistic time expectations
  • Long hours
  • High-pressure environments
  • Inefficient processes and workflows
  • Little to no recognition of effort and achievement

Learn More

If you’d like to learn more then check out the article titled ‘How Can a Leader Build More Productive Work Relationships?‘ on the Ask A Business Expert blog.

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