Tuesday, July 5th, 2022


“I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you’re giving up that makes you resentful.” — Marissa Mayer

I imagine you see it with your employees or experience it yourself. It happens and it is not healthy.

A survey of 7,500 full-time employees by Gallup found the top five reasons for burnout are:

  1. Unfair treatment at work
  2. Unmanageable workload
  3. Lack of role clarity
  4. Lack of communication and support from their manager
  5. Unreasonable time pressure

Wow, do these hit home with those of you working in public accounting. I don’t often see the #1 inside many CPA firms but the following four almost describe the way of life in public accounting.

Have your leadership group discuss each one and determine what can be done to address each one and make improvements. I know you will find ways to make things better. You cannot afford turnover so you need to get busy now to make the Fall and 2023 busy season less stressful.

How can management prevent unmanageable workloads? How can management bring clarity to each person’s role? And, so on.

  • "The No. 1 cause of burnout is doing the same thing over and over again and not seeing results."
  • Steve Kaczmarski

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