Beating the Burnout Beast
Don't Get Fried by Too Much Work; Get Recharged—and Bounce Back
Engagement is a good thing ... right? New research suggests the answer may not be so black and white. When researchers at Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence this year examined both the engagement and burnout levels in more than 1,000 people, they found that 1 in 5 employees reported both high engagement and high burnout. These "engaged-exhausted workers" had high skill acquisition and were passionate about their work, but they also were shouldering immense stress and frustration and were more likely to be looking for a new gig.