Depression impacts more than 16 percent of Americans. The trend is similar in other countries. Work burnout may be to blame. It might not just be the work itself that’s doing it to you — a new study shows that your office environment can be a primary factor in leading to this tiredness. As a result, more than 20 percent of middle-aged employees are emotionally exhausted from their less than ideal workplaces.
While a competitive market will inevitably make work stressful, it’s the factors that go beyond a typical workload that lead to the most exhaustion:
- Older age
- Pressure from job seniority
- Deceitful work environment
- Coworker bullying