Work Burnout High In Texas, Affecting Personal Lives Of Many
It's a problem many talk about in Texas. Sometimes it's related to life, but a lot of time it's more attributed to the workplace. That lovely word, burnout. The word gets thrown around pretty loosely and part of it is because they don't know the true meaning of burnout.
However, it seems Texas solidly understands what burnout means, because we've managed to find ourselves in the top 5 of states that suffer the most burnout.
THE MOST BURNT-OUT?
The most burnt-out state is Missouri, where 87% of the workforce there says they suffer from burnout. That number is astronomical. They were 9% higher than the tie for 2nd place North Carolina and Virginia at 78%. Texas checked in at number five with 77% of its workforce stating they suffer from burnout.
WHAT IS THE MAIN REASON FOR BURNOUT?
It seems the biggest reason for burnout among employees is an excessive workload. Now, this can be a bit subjective based on how much a certain employee can handle. Some can take a bit more of a workload than others and still find themselves to be ok. It's all about time management, right?
45% of employees state that an excessive workload is what causes their burnout. The next closest reason for burnout was being stressed due to poor management which checked in at 32%.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEMALE AND MALE EMPLOYEES?
There is as a matter of fact. Female employees were more likely to be stressed out over an excessive workload, with 49% of respondents stating that was their biggest issue. Male employees were more likely to be stressed out over deadlines. 28% of those respondents said that was their biggest stressor.
CHECKING EMAIL OUTSIDE OF WORK HOURS
To me, this would be one of the biggest stressors. Only 15% of employees who were surveyed said they didn't check work emails outside of work hours. In this day and age of having apps for literally everything under the sun, it's too easy for us to check our email outside of work hours.
IS BURNOUT AFFECTING RELATIONSHIPS?
It sure is, and a lot more than you would anticipate. 67% of respondents said their social life was taking a big hit due to work stress, and 44% stated it was affecting their family life. I've been in this spot before, and it's real. Work can 100% affect those family relationships.
The numbers are relatively even between men and women when saying work has affected their social lives. 70% of women and 63% of men said that work gets in the way of their social lives.
You can check out the full study by Voice Nation by clicking here.