Pandemic Fatigue and Burnout

Across all sectors of the global workforce, companies have seen noticeable increases in terms of employees’ mental health concerns. As a result of the many societal changes brought on by the pandemic, workers are struggling to adapt to bigger workloads, a stifled work-life balance, and new occupational priorities.

In particular, workers are dealing with the symptoms and effects of pandemic fatigue – exhaustion caused by the lifestyle and workplace changes of the pandemic – and employers have expanded their mental well-being resources to provide adequate support.[1] By implementing new mental health programs, increasing paid time off, and providing employees with ample time to recharge, many employers have begun taking meaningful steps toward making an inclusive and positive work environment.[2]

Simultaneously, the global workforce is experiencing the effects of burnout – decreased motivation, detachment, and low sense of fulfillment in work – in record numbers.[3] As the workplace changes of the past two years become mainstays, workers are finding ways to grapple with these new issues. Employees are actively searching for roles with positive company culture, better benefits, and well-being resources, while also taking time to curate a healthy work-life balance and self-care routine.

Burnout and pandemic fatigue have impacted the global workforce since mid-2021, and employers and employees will have to continue strategizing and responding to ensure workers’ mental health concerns are accommodated. To learn more about the strategies you can use to address mental well-being in the workplace, visit




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