Best Practice Report

Stop Burning Out Your Best People

The Plight Of The Tired Rockstar

January 11th, 2022
With contributors:
James McQuivey, PhD , Keith Johnston , Tyler Castro , Rachel Birrell


Employee burnout is one of the top workforce issues that organizations must address as they prepare for the future of work. Organizations everywhere are scrambling to identify the causes of burnout and investing in myriad solutions to support their employees. While these efforts are extremely important, people leaders should also consider how burnout impacts different segments of their workforce. This report examines the relationship between burnout and engagement to reveal a previously unknown segment called Tired Rockstars — highly engaged employees with high burnout. Learn how to identify and help them.

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