Poor leadership adding to employee burnout at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, survey says

Samantha Ann Schwartz | August 22, 2018

Poor leadership adding to employee burnout at companies like Amazon, Microsoft, survey says
Poor leadership and an uncertain direction of the company is the largest driver of employee burnout, according to a Blind survey of about 9,100 employees at tech companies within its online community. Work overload, insufficient reward and a toxic culture rounded out the four reasons. Work overload only slightly outpaced poor leadership for burned out Amazon employees. The same was true for Microsoft employees, according to the report. But lack of control and career growth was a burnout factor for about 17% of Microsoft employees. More than one-third of current eBay employees experience burnout as a result of poor leadership and unclear direction. More than one-fourth of Salesforce and Intel employees feel the same. Only about 14% of Facebook and about 15% of Uber employees feel poor leadership leads to burnout. There are many factors that go into maintaining employee satisfaction including engaging working environments, updated technology and listening to employee feedback. But companies may find they are inadvertently encouraging employees to overwork themselves. About 60% of tech workers feel burnout from their current job and this is largely due to the high expectations and the demands of the job. Contributing factors of employee burnout include questioning leadership, a poor commute, difficult coworkers and long hours.

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