Working in the supply chain means handling consistent demands and keeping a never-ending loop running smoothly. This can lead to pressure on workers who are required to adapt to the supply chain as it quickly evolves. This can sometimes lead to physical and mental illness.
A 2016 report by Deloitte found that the largest concern for employers in America is the “overwhelmed employee”. This phenomenon is now officially known as ‘burnout’, which was classed as an illness by the World Health Organization in 2019.
This article illustrates the three main warning signs of burnout and outlines the environmental causes of chronic stress. It also discusses what can be done to manage stress, how to recover quickly from burnout and how to avoid it in the future.