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Operational Resilience and Employee Burnout from a 2023 Perspective

Employee burnout is an essential factor when discussing operational resilience. 

The prevalence of poor mental health is rising, with 70% of the C-suite considering leaving their jobs to look for one that prioritizes their mental health and well-being.

Burnout is on the rise globally, most notably in the United States, where middle managers reported it at a rate of 43%. 

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According to a recent poll by Future Forum, a research organization supported by Slack Technologies, a division of Salesforce Inc., more than 40% of those with desk occupations experience work-related burnout.

Employee morale and retention efforts need to be improved by burned-out workers. 

Thanks to the worldwide epidemic, resilience is now a top priority for every business globally. Businesses of all sizes and types have had to adjust to remote work, reorganize physical workspaces, and update logistics and supply networks due to the seismic changes brought about by COVID-19.

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Operational resilience has always been a primary priority for prudential authorities. However, the Global Financial Crisis showed sources that a financial collapse at one firm might endanger the operational resilience of the entire system. Therefore, operational resilience should be a priority. Addressing employee burnout is a critical step in ensuring this. 

Employee burnout may be influenced by organizational issues such as a heavy workload, a lack of support, and insufficient resources.

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