Burnout is a major concern in the modern workplace, and no generational group is more at risk of its effects than Millennials. According to a recent Gallup survey, 28 percent of Millennials said they feel frequent or constant burnout with work, compared to 21 percent of their older counterparts. Additionally, 45 percent of Millennial workers say they sometimes feel burned out, indicating that seven out of 10 Millennials at any given point are experiencing some level of burnout at work. The takeaway is that the typical workplace is chronically grueling, especially for young people, and the fatigue it causes has negative impacts on health, family, and professional development. To combat burnout, managers need to be more interested in their team members' concerns. An employee whose manager is always willing to listen to their work-related issues is 62 percent less likely to feel burned out. Additionally, younger workers are particularly driven by meaningful work, and less likely to feel burned out when they connect with their company’s overall mission. It’s important to remind Millennial workers that their work has an impact so they will not lose sight of their purpose.
Combating Millennial Burnout