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Burnout

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Burnout is a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that one has failed to manage.

We may think that burnout, due to work or even otherwise, is something that only happens to others. Studies show that the burnout prevalence rates are 69 percent in the workforce which includes teachers and medical interns.

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We as individuals have certain values, and if the company we work does not respect them, it feels like abuse. Our values have to be aligned with the company's values for us to feel motivated to work.

It gets frustrating to become involved in our work, but to have a work environment that is not conducive to our deeper involvement.

Do something different and playful, like drawing or writing. Having a hobby provides us with a creative outlet and gives us a sense of accomplishment. It is good to just enjoy the process and not to make it another goal with deadlines and pressure.

You can get clarity on your needs and requirements by asking yourself the following:

Knowledge workers, especially in software development suffer from an inherent absence of fairness, where the usual ‘tangible’ indicators of work like staying late at work doing overtime are rewarded by the managers.

  1. There is no sense of accomplishment, and work has lost its purpose.
  2. Lack of energy and decreasing will to go to work on a daily basis.
  3. Having dizziness, exhaustion, stomach cramp, headaches, sleeplessness and shortness of breath.

  • Do not isolate yourself: speak your concerns to your manager.
  • It’s a bug: As a software developer, see that the problem you have is a bug that needs to be eradicated.
  • Know your path: Meditate to find clarity and understand...

  1. Overwork or overcommitment is a clear cause of burnout, at least in the case of software development, as it is an isolated working profile.
  2. Lack of trust from the manager, combined with a lack of authority or autonomy towards your ...

There are many companies that create a ‘road to burnout’ and there are some signs that point towards that:

Our interactions with our co-workers affect us in various ways. There can be unresolved conflicts, abuse of power, bullying, harassment, and smear campaigns that we may have to endure.

  • A company with a generative culture ensures the psychological safety of an employee. The focus is good results, with shared risks, and all failures being accepted as a default. In such a company, one is not afraid to commit mistakes, experiment or express ...

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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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