Burnout has reportedly reached a critical point in the software developer circle since the onset of the Covid-19 health crisis. A recent study by Haystack Analytics, a company specializing in productivity of engineers, found that 83% of software developers suffer from burnout. The main reasons given by the latter to explain this exhaustion are high workload (47%), process inefficiency (31%) and lack of clarity of objectives and targets (29%).
Yikes 😳 that’s a lot. I’ve had waves of burnout over the years, recovering and getting back to a healthy place mentally is really difficult. The incentive of business when it comes to software devs is really misaligned to our health. And that’s not gonna change without a serious overhaul of fundamental software processes.