“There’s a pervasive feeling that despite some of the legitimate wonders of modern society, our potential has been capped. And yet we strive, because we know nothing else. For millennials, burnout is foundational: the best way to describe who we’ve been raised to be, how we interact with and think about the world, and our everyday experience thereof. And it isn’t an isolated experience. It’s our base temperature.”
Helping guide a company of 400 and counting through the pandemic has been one of the most challenging and rewarding professional experiences of my life. When a super majority of the team I work with falls squarely millennial, I have to take articles and analyses like this to heart.
Josh Cohen has written some great pieces on the subject of burnout; I’m less enamored with his recent book and compilation than I was with his original articles, the ones he uses to lay the foundation for Not Working (his book).The burnout referenced above, isn’t just millennials though. As generations have blurred, as work – life boundaries have blurred, as so many traditional boundaries have blurred, so too have the afflictions we associate to groups who once existed within boundaries outside of our own.
As I think about the awesome team members I work with at Boldr every day, I’m thinking more and more about their mental health.