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Is Your Burnout From Too Much Work or Too Little Impact?

Is Your Burnout From Too Much Work or Too Little Impact?

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The Cause Of Burnout

When it comes to burnout, it’s natural to assume that by lessening our workload we can fight the culprit. But research has shown that when people are overworked but intellectually underutilized, they most frequently report feeling “exhausted.”

Simply put, burnout isn’t necessarily...

 Work-related stress doesn’t just come from the amount of work you do. It also comes from stressors like dealing with people issues, juggling your work with your personal life, or a lack of job security. Make work light for yourself and others by eschewing politics and drama, and being easy to wo...

There is a strong correlation between “challenge level” and “satisfaction level” at work, meaning that, as the degree of challenge in your work increases, so does your job satisfaction. Find projects with visible impact and a scope that will invite you to stretch yourself.

Tip: Don’t say ye...

If you are new to the workforce, don’t wait to be promoted into a managerial role before you take on leadership roles. Look for leadership vacuums in everyday moments.

When team members can step in and out of leadership roles with ease, everyone experiences less fatigue.

In surveying professionals from various industries about the resources they most need to be successful, six factors were rated of similarly high importance:

1) access to information,

2) action from leaders,

3) feedback or coaching,

4) access to key meetings and people,...

When we can’t let go of unproductive projects before they finish, we can rob our organization of the time and resources needed to pursue higher-value opportunities. Furthermore, finishing for the sake of finishing can result in a Pyrrhic vic...

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There was a time when I wasn’t even aware of the term ‘burnout’, but I would experience this every now and then. I remember telling my manager that I feel really tired and I am not able to concentrate on work. That’s when she said, “You need some break, Harsh! You seem burned out.”All these years, I have had numerous burnout experiences. But I am glad, that I have tried to figure out how to cope with it. Avoiding remote work burnout isn’t an easy feat or doesn’t happen overnight. But it can be achieved if you understand the ins and outs of it.

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