Try these tactics to help IT staff avoid burnout article on employee burnout …

With millions of people now working from home due to COVID-19, IT workers are getting increasingly stressed out as work piles up and they too find themselves adjusting to a new way of life far removed from friends and colleagues.

Early on, as companies worked feverishly to set up and provision thousands (or tens of thousands) of home offices, many IT shops put in long hours to get it done. Now that the initial rush has passed and companies are settling into the new normal of virtual meetings and distributed workforces, there is still much to do. According to technology-focused jobs site Dice, 72% of IT workers are seeing their workloads increase because of COVID-19.

Even though many IT workers have long viewed working from home as desirable, now that they are doing so full-time, many are feeling insecure about their jobs, overworked, and, too often, burned out. To be clear, burnout in IT has long been an issue (a quick Google search reveals articles about the topic going back years). COVID-19 has only exacerbated the problem.

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May 14, 2020

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