One of the ways to prevent your organization’s staff from feeling burnout and potentially leaving is to give them the tools they need to help streamline their day-to-day administrative tasks… in other words, provide them with a powerful association management system like MemberLeap.
Rebecca Hawk suggests the following ways to re-energize your staff in her American Society of Association Executives article called ‘Four Ways to Re-engage Burned Out Staff:’
- Increase transparency about workload
- Give employees more control over their calendar
- Practice the work-life balance you preach
- Give consistent feedback
It is very stressful on your staff if they don’t have the resources they need to carry out their daily responsibilities. If they are required to work with multiple sources and none of them talk with each other, they are wasting their limited time… valuable time they could be investing in your members.
If your organization doesn’t already have an efficient system, you should consider identifying and setting up a central location, such as a web-based application, for storing data, forms, document templates, company policies, training information, and any other commonly accessed information staff shares frequently to greatly improve organization.
In the same way, a central, shared organization database can help keep your staff informed about what’s happening and assist them in creating daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual plans for reporting information, financial reporting, as well as communications with staff, board members, members, volunteers, and prospects.