The surprising connection between goal-setting and burnout

You may not feel motivated to reach your organization’s objectives, such as adding new services, improving products, and obtaining more clients. It's not that you mean harm; ultimately, the business' success affects you positively. However, you have goals, too, such as personal financial well-being and job security. Your manager can help you expand your role so it aligns with the organization's direction and adjust your priorities to avoid burnout.

In this article published July 15, 2019, on Thrive Global:

When you have a say in what you’re moving toward, you feel more compelled to be productive and focused. And more often than not, the company will appreciate you stepping up.


Michael Baer, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship