Employee burnout isn’t anything new, but it is on the rise. According to a recent study , 89% of workers experienced burnout in 2022. The rate of burnout was 59%, a whopping 13.5% increase in just one year.

While these statistics are alarming, we’re learning more and more about the root causes of burnout. This means we can take steps to combat it, too, but first we need to make sure we’re taking the correct steps.

Burnout is getting more publicity, but there myths about burnout are still running rampant. Think you can pick out the truths about burnout? Take our quiz to find out!


Burnout is everywhere

Burnout can and does affect anybody. It doesn’t discriminate based on your job title – a CEO can get burnout just as easily as an entry-level worker. Burnout doesn’t have a single cause, but we do know what a few of those causes are.

Too much work without enough time to finish it, not enough time off, and poor work-life balance are just a few of the causes that we know about.

Avoiding burnout isn’t just up to you

Sometimes, the factors that cause burnout are out of our control. While you may be able to create better boundaries between your work and personal life, you can’t exactly tell your boss to shove off when he or she gives you too much work to accomplish in a short turnaround time.

And, while you can do your best to give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, burnout also happens when we don’t feel appreciated for our hard work.

Everyone in a leadership position has a role to play in combatting burnout – not just for themselves, but for anyone they manage. Workload, compensation, and workplace culture all have a role to play in avoiding burnout and employee retention.

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