Burnout is now recognized as a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases from the World Health Organization.
And it happens to all of us from time to time. But how do employees limit digital workplace-related stress and overcome the tech backlash that drives inefficiency?
East Weymouth, Mass.-based online acupuncture supply company Lhasa OMS surveyed 2,010 millennials in June 2019 to learn more about their stress levels. It wanted to find out what impact stress has on their lives and their coping methods.
Topping the list of burnout factors for millennials are financial and career stresses. In this digital-first age, over half of millennials (56%) feel that technology or media overload give them a stressful life. A similar%age (55%) are stressed due to social pressure online.
Almost four in five (78%) of millennials believe life is more stressful today than for previous generations and cite debt, a competitive job market, and expensive healthcare as their top stress factors.
Millennials experiencing burnout worked an average of 41 hours per week, which is more than baby boomers.
Our inability to switch off, coupled with the addictive functionality of mobile devices, can lead to high levels of stress, anxiety, and even fractured personal relationships.
There is a correlation between the provision of technology and worker happiness, reducing stress at work by helping tame today's always-on, 24/7 nature of work. But how do we de-stress? Many of us do not have the time.