Jeff Pollack, associate professor in the Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship department, contributed to a Harvard Business Review article entitled, “What Makes Entrepreneurs Burn Out.”
By now we are all familiar with the risks of burnout. Research shows that it leads to work-related issues such as job dissatisfaction, absenteeism, inefficient decision making, and turnover, as well as health-related issues such as depression, heart disease, and even death. Research also reveals some of the common causes of burnout, such as lack of autonomy, engagement, motivation, and passion.
But since much of this research has looked at employees in large organizations, we know less about what burnout looks like for other types of workers. We wanted to study a group that seems to be more susceptible to burnout: entrepreneurs. Read the full article on HBR.org.