Look just about anywhere online and you’ll read about burnout in the workplace. You’ll read that it’s widespread and getting worse. You’ll read that it affects people in every industry and at every level of responsibility. You might even find people referring to it like a public health crisis, using words like ‘epidemic’ to describe the issue’s severity. A recent survey from Robert Half found that 96% of senior managers in Canada believe their employees are feeling some degree of burnout, and nearly 95% of workers agreed.The most prevalent definition of burnout is a feeling of depletion, exhaustion, and negativity arising from chronic workplace stress, and its consequences can be devastating to any organization. Common responses to burnout focus on what employees can do to mitigate feelings and effects of burnout in the workplace, but employers have a greater role to play. An employee’s influence over the conditions of their workplace is necessarily quite small, but an employer can dramatically alter things to address burnout on a larger scale.