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Workplace burnout: just how bad is it?

Victoria Young
Wed, 27 Jul 2022

Workplace burnout: just how bad is it?
Workplace researcher Jarrod Haar has been tracking burnout in NZ workers (Image: Supplied)
Victoria Young
Wed, 27 Jul 2022
New research from AUT’s business school said one in five workers surveyed in May 2022 were burnt out.  The ongoing study on New Zealand workers considers four factors: emotional exhaustion, feelings of indifference to work, trouble staying focused and a lack of emotional control. Workers who score highly across all four factors are considered burnt out.Jarrod Haar’s survey of 1,000 NZ workers found even more – one in three – were burnt out in November 2021, while in April 2021 the figure was one in five.In May...

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