How Do You Prevent Employee Burnout?

You're building your startup, so everyone is expected to work crazy hours, seven days a week, right? Wrong.

If you're not careful with you how you manage your team, you run the risk of burning out your team. In this short video, I'll teach you how you can avoid this problem. I hope you like it.


Read The Video Transcript Below:


So, how do you deal with employee burnout as a startup CEO? Let me tell you a story.

Years ago, I was attending an event put on by a venture capital firm that I knew, and the event was featuring these CEOs that already IPO'd their companies. And I went more for the networking because I'd already been funded at this point than I did for the event.

And it was really for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs about what it would be like to build their company. And somebody in the crowd asked the CEO the following question. "How do you deal with work life balance as a CEO?"

And the CEO, who had already IPO'd his company, looked at the crowd and said, "Work-life balance. There's no such thing as work-life balance when you're a startup CEO!"

And I just about died. "I thought to myself, you know what? The last thing in the world I want to do would be work for somebody like this." And certainly as a CEO, I didn't want to be like that. No way.

Here's the thing. When you're running your company, you need to be cognizant of how your team is feeling. You need to modulate to that.

I'm not saying shouldn't work hard. You should. When you're pushing towards a deadline, when you're introducing a new product and you have a customer meeting coming up, whatever it might be, and you've got to meet that goal, push. Push really hard.

However, once you get there, slow things down a little bit. Think of it this way, it's like driving a car. You need to know when to put on the gas, which is when you're pushing for that goal. And when to put on the brakes, which is when you need to slow things down a little bit, give your team a chance to breathe. That's how you get the most out of your team for the long run and you prevent employee burnout. I'm Brett at Have a great, great day.


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