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Ignatius D
Manager, India
What is a Brownout of an Employee? Originally the term "brownout" comes from the energy industry, where it means a sudden drop in voltage of energy. In a management context "brownout" means a similar condition in case of an employee. An employee who suffers brownout faces a serious drop in their energy levels and feels demotivated to do the work. There is a complete lack of interest in doing the work. One might say in simple terms that a brownout is an early stage of a burnout. Signs or Symptoms of Burnout of Employees: Employees are working late hours, but show no interest in work. Employees are less productive in meetings. Employees suffer physically, they are getting less sleep and are eating junk food. Employees are doing same repetitive work for a long time. A brownout can be reversed if it is acted upon as early as possible. The above symptoms will help you identify the employees suffering from brownout and take action accordingly. Creating an employee wellness prog (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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