You’ve seen them: managers and technical staff who drag themselves
into work every day. They stare blankly at their computer screens,
yawning over an extra tall cuppa java. They’re on a short fuse, and
they make stupid mistakes. Sometimes their decisions are not just
suspect, they appear downright wrong.
These aren’t stupid people; they aren’t bad people
Whatever the manifestation, burnout occurs when there is too much to
do, not enough time to do it, and the person (technical contributor or
manager) attempts to do all the work anyway. Burnout, especially on
the part of a manager, can take down an entire team.
The way to avoid burnout is to work on one ...
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