Heavy workloads and deadline pressures are a fact of managerial life. Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed or stretched thin sometimes? But when relentless work stress pushes you into the debilitating state we call burnout, it is a serious problem, affecting not just your own performance and well-being, both on the job and off, but also that of your team and your organization.
"Beating Burnout" is from the November 2016 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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The burnout is real
Burnout, for me, is caused by financial stress (paying for student loans, rent, transportation, food and hygienic necessities) while working more than full time, “job enrichment”, health problems, and living paycheck to paycheck with no future. Being a millennial and knowing lots of people going through the same struggles gives me solace. We are all stuck and burned out together.