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Which sectors have the most burnout employees?

According to research, burnout is linked to poor leadership in an organisation.

Several surveys have revealed that most Singaporean employees feel burnt out, but exhaustion from work is more evident in three industries.

According to Slack’s newest Leadership and the War for Talent research, workers in the Government (67%), Banking & Financial Services (60%) and Professional Services (60%) are most likely to have felt burnt out or emotionally overloaded from work in the last 12 months.

Unlike the workers in the abovementioned fields, those in the retail and IT industries have high job satisfaction.

In terms of age, Gen Z workers have the highest job satisfaction, while Baby Boomers have the lowest, making them the most likely to do “quiet quitting” (23%). 

Despite their likelihood to quiet equity, Baby Boomers are less likely to have felt burnt out, said the research.

According to Slack, burnout and quiet quitting are linked to poor leadership in an organisation.

“Those in organisations with poor leadership are more likely to have felt burnt out and a disconnect between leaders and workers,” said Slack, adding that only 50% of Singaporean professionals find their leaders “stuck in their ways of working.”

Meanwhile, over half of those who "quiet quit" reported having poor leaders.  

“Employees with poor or average leaders feel they have much less of a voice, and less control and autonomy over their work. Additionally, they reported more of a disconnect between leaders and employees, and reported culture feeling more forced,” Slack said.

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