According to a new survey managers and workers disagreed on the main causes of burnout.

Senior Managers reported:

1.Unmanageable workloads as the most significant cause, followed by:

  1. Career stagnation
  2. Constant interruptions
  3. Toxic culture
  4. Dated technology

Workers reported:

  1. Constant interruptions as the most significant cause, followed by:
  2. Career stagnation
  3. Unmanageable workload
  4. Toxic culture
  5. Dated technology

The survey also found that, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest level of burnout, 1 in 5 managerial respondents rated their team’s burnout as an eight or higher. For workers, the average burnout level was five, but more than a quarter of respondents rated their burnout as falling between 8 and 10.

Burnout has reached such high levels in the workplace, the World Health Organization has declared burnout an official “occupational phenomenon.” Employers cannot ignore its prevalence and they need to enact preventative measures and solutions in order to mitigate and alleviate the adverse effects of burnout.

One preventative measure is to participate in Resilience Training. Go to: