Work Stress Is Causing Major Burnout Among Millennials, Data Shows

The sourced article states that millennials are suffering from work-related stress for a combination of reasons such as. Not enough time, the feeling that they always need to be on call, and fear of losing their job.

The recommendations given to solve these three problems are not even short-term patches. For example, it was recommended for millennials to improve their time management. So they get their work done faster, and they can go home at an earlier time. The reality is that time management will help people to get more things done, but if they become more productive, the expectation on them grows, and they will be back to square one. The problem stress and burnout can't be pushed to an individual; it's a societal problem and needs be resolved by multiple societal systems. Individuals need to learn where their boundaries are; they can train their resilience to improve these boundaries, but it will also take time. Companies need to learn that a burned out employee costs them much more than the profit they make by completely exploiting this employee before the burnout. Often it's even worse that expensive mistakes are made more frequently by employees who are on the verge of exhaustion, it's an early warning sign if concentration starts to suffer.

The reality is that companies need other incentives to change, which is where the Government has to play a role, it's crucial that we have employee protection regulation such as maximum allowed overtime, minimum vacation. Insurance companies, at least in Switzerland, are already very good at punishing companies if they have overly high illness rates (this includes Burnout). Insurers increase insurance premiums if a company has too many sick leaves. A better approach would be to offer companies incentives for companies that implement programs that foster a healthy work environment.