Do you know a coworker or colleague bitten by the “burnout bug”?
Let ’em vent!
Sometimes giving someone the opportunity to tell you their troubles is the best medicine. Venting allows them to blow off steam. It allows them to get all their negative emotions out of their system and on the table. Once that’s done, they will be in a better position to think clearly about what’s bothering them.
Venting may be all they need. They may only need validation or to feel heard.
Make sure the venting is done in a safe place. Behind closed doors. Privately. Confidentially. A word of advice:
While the venting is going, don’t interrupt and solve things. Just listen. More likely than not, they will tell you how they can best address the problem themselves.