Lack of motivation can also play a role in absenteeism. This can be caused, for example, by dissatisfaction with the management, the work organization/environment or the content of work, but also by lack of acknowledgement and recognition, conflicts in the team, overload or a lack of identification with the work.
In addition to work-related factors, individual factors such as one's own state of health, lifestyle or age are of course also relevant in the development of absenteeism. Family or financial reasons can also be responsible for absence. In addition, environmental influences lead to seasonal, natural increases in absenteeism, such as seasons in which infectious diseases occur more frequently (annual flu epidemics).
An increase in absences is often a warning signal that should not go unnoticed. As explained above, absenteeism has many causes and is more a symptom than a cause. They are the result of previous developments and a late indicator. It is therefore important to consider additional aspects that offer early indications of unhealthy developments (get more information here).