You may have the most bulletproof controls and procedures this side of the international dateline, but the CFO is still worried that
you may fall victim to burnout. So says a recent survey by Accountemps.
It’s easy enough to do in a job that is often repetitive and has high stakes. Let’s face it, a few missed keystrokes can cost your company a wad of cash. Which is why it’s actually a good sign that it’s on CFOs’ radar screens. It means they know just how much work you do.
So while you may not be worried about falling victim to burnout, it’s not a bad idea to demonstrate to the boss that you’re still on top of your game. Taking classes to keep up to date, discussing current business trends, etc. all show that you have a genunine interest in your work — and that you’re not just watching the clock.
Feel like burnout might be creeping up on you? Look for ways to keep the job fresh. That could be cross-training to do other tasks or building up skills where you might be a little weaker. Even smaller changes, like finding time to take a walk every day at lunch can give you a much-needed boost.
Everyone faces a small case of burnout from time to time. How do you deal with it when you hit that point? Let us know in the comments.