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Chapter 26. Burnout > Conclusion

Conclusion

Burnout (Table 26-1) is a serious problem for both the individual who suffers from it and for the organization that wants to get the best out of its people. Burnout robs people of their enthusiasm and sense of accomplishment, and replaces them with apathy, despair, irritability, anger, detachment, and cynicism. The root causes are high levels of stress combined with inadequate support and encouragement.

There is a great deal that companies and individuals can do to avoid burnout. The most important is to remember that your career is a marathon, not a sprint. Pacing yourself will let you go much farther in the long run. Sprinting until you burn out is self-destructive. Taking care of yourself, delegating work rather than micromanaging, using stress management techniques, learning what is truly value-added and what is not, focusing on doing your best rather than on the outcome, and learning to deal with toxic managers and politics are key both to avoiding burnout and to long-term success.


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