There are many causes of job burnout. Sometimes it can be that a person is working in a job that is not properly suited to their natural talents and abilities, causing them to work much harder than the work duties actually require. Other reasons cited for burnout include a mis-match of key values between the company and the employee. Someone who is working outside of his or her value system is a prime candidate for burnout.
Other work-related causes of burnout are:
- Lack of a feeling of control over your work
- Unclear or “moving” job expectations
- Working in a high-pressured environment
- Lack of recognition or appreciation for a job well-done