Anatomy of Work Special Report: The unexplored link between imposter syndrome and burnout

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Burnout and imposter syndrome have, historically, been studied as two completely separate phenomena. Although they both have negative impacts on mental health and performance, links between the two have rarely been made.

However, Asana’s Anatomy of Work research found unique overlap between the two. Seven in 10 knowledge workers experienced burnout or imposter syndrome in the last year, with 42% of respondents having experienced both. And when burnout and imposter syndrome are that pervasive, they can have a serious impact on employee mental health, well-being, and workplace stress levels.

Why does this matter for workplace culture and organizational performance? To slow the burnout rate and boost employee retention, leaders need to take a proactive approach. This includes promoting wellbeing and work-life balance, removing stressors, and creating a desirable work experience for everyone.

This Anatomy of Work Special Report helps leaders do just that by looking at employee burnout and imposter syndrome in today’s working world and exploring the impact they have on individuals and organizations. Download this Anatomy of Work Special Report on workplace burnout and imposter syndrome to learn:

  • Employee burnout statistics that reveal an emerging link between burnout and imposter syndrome.
  • The impact of burnout symptoms and imposter syndrome on employee wellbeing.
  • Who is most at risk of experiencing this occupational phenomenon—including the differences in burnout symptoms between Millennials, Gen Z, Gen X, and Baby Boomers.
  • The causes of burnout and imposter syndrome, plus physical symptoms and signs of burnout to look for.
  • What leaders and organizations can do and initiatives they can start to create a work environment that fosters resilient teams.
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