Workplace burnout is rampant, getting to the root cause is only cure

After nearly two years of pandemic mayhem, employees across the country are really burnt out. 

As Greater Good Magazine reports, workers are feeling emotionally exhausted, detached from their work and colleagues, and less productive—and it’s affecting almost half of workers, according to recent surveys. 

But while it’s clear many are suffering, the reasons why people feel burnt out at work aren’t totally understood, according to Jennifer Moss, the author of a new book entitled The Burnout Epidemic. 

Moss writes that “burnout is a complex constellation of poor workplace practices and policies, antiquated institutional legacies, roles and personalities at higher risk, and system, societal issues that have been unchanged, plaguing us for too long.” Pay raises or extra vacation time can’t easily fix it. 

The biggest factors, according to Moss, that drive workplace burnout: 1) being overworked, 2) a perceived lack of control or being micromanaged, 3) lack of reward or recognition, 4) poor relationships, 5) lack of fairness and 6) a values mismatch.

Read the full story about Moss’ research from Greater Good.