Worldwide, more than 50% of managers claim to be burned out, with the pandemic’s difficulties and a lack of support adding to their weariness and skepticism.
According to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index, a survey conducted in September 2022, over 50% of managers worldwide report feeling burned out at work. This percentage is slightly higher than that of employees in general. The main causes of burnout among managers include the challenges posed by the pandemic and the experience of three key symptoms: exhaustion, cynicism, and a perceived lack of support. The demanding nature of guiding employees through the pandemic, coupled with the need to lead with empathy and handle increased responsibilities amidst potentially limited resources, has left many managers feeling overwhelmed. Despite their efforts, managers often receive little recognition for their work, contributing to the feeling of being trapped in an unsustainable situation.