Survey Reveals Tech Workers Are Burnt Out

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A survey of more than 1,000 tech employees by job platform Dice found that relations between employees and colleagues have deteriorated in the past year and workers are burnout.

The survey found that 51% of workers have difficulty maintaining working relationships with colleagues – up from 40% in the second quarter of 2020 – while 34% have difficulty maintaining effective relationships with their managers, up from 22% in 2020.

The survey also showed that the mood regarding remote working in the second quarter of 2021 has changed since the end of 2020, as workers report more stress and the number of workers wanting to continue working remotely throughout the working week has fallen dramatically.

In the second quarter of 2021, 36% of tech workers were burnt out, up from 32% in the fourth quarter of 2020. Younger workers are more likely to suffer burnout than their older counterparts, with researchers pointing to varying workloads as a possible factor: 35% of respondents aged 55 and over reported an increase in their workload during the pandemic, compared to 47% of respondents aged 18 to 34.

As a result, the desire to stay away completely dropped from 41% in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 29% in the second quarter of 2021, as more respondents now opt for a “hybrid” work model.

Only 17% said they found full-time office work to be extreme or very desirable, compared to 59% for both fully remote and hybrid approaches.

While 75% of respondents said they were satisfied with their careers, with the COVID-19 pandemic slowly spreading, more tech professionals are willing to change jobs.

48% of employees said they were likely to find a new job in 2021, compared with 40% in the fourth quarter of 2020 and a significant increase of 32% last year.

Concerns about workers in their current roles included concerns about redundancies, not being promoted and the withdrawal of their remote working privileges.

With digital skills in high demand, technology workers are confident they can secure new roles and better jobs.

For more information, read the original story in TechRepublic.

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