This article was originally published on Forbes.com, under Jeff Miller’s Forbes Human Resources Council column.
Employee burnout hit an all-time high in 2020. I know I felt it. Toward the end of last year, I felt like that meme of the cat hanging onto a branch. It wasn’t unusual for me to work weekends and long weekdays. I’ve never been this worn-out — and I’ve been what you might call a workaholic for much of my career.
This year, we need to be better about fighting burnout, even as many of the same things that made last year so challenging persist. And