The technology sector moves quickly and requires workers to learn and adapt to new processes and technologies as methods of delivery evolve. This can lead to stress and feelings of being ‘overwhelmed’ in demanding roles.
The 2019 Tech Inclusion and Diversity Report by BIMA found that over a quarter of tech workers in the UK have been diagnosed with a mental health condition connected to workplace stress, including anxiety and depression.
In response to these high numbers of workplace-related conditions, the World Health Organization classed ‘burnout’, or chronic stress, as an ‘occupational illness’.
This article looks at the phenomenon of burnout, including its three leading symptoms. Find out the early signs of burnout in the workplace, and how to tackle the causes through stress management.