IT leadership experiencing burnout, growing workloads: Report

Educause has released a new report that found that many IT leaders and managers in higher education in the US are experiencing issues with their workload and burnout. A survey of 411 IT and technology leaders working in director, VP, and c-suite roles in higher education revealed that many IT professionals feel that their workload is at least “somewhat” excessive (70%). Many respondents said that their workload had increased in the past year (68%), while 58% reported experiencing burnout. Respondents shared high satisfaction with their peers, workplace flexibility and autonomy, and benefits, but demonstrated low satisfaction with HR policies and practices and mobility and growth opportunities. Those from smaller institutions also noted challenges with budget cuts and heavy workload. Several respondents indicated they had applied to other roles within (24%) and/or outside of (15%) higher ed.

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