Olaide Olambiwonnu

She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, dual B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering and an M.S. from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).


Occupational or Employee Burnout is a well-known but grossly underserved problem. While many aspects of our lives contribute to burnout, according to many studies, the most prevalent comes from work. In the book, The Truth About Burnout: How Organizations Cause Personal Stress and What to Do About It, Dr. Leiter and Dr. Maslach identify six sources of burnout: Work overload stemming from too much work or not enough resources Lack of Control arising from micromanagement, lack of influence, accountability without power Insufficient Reward ranging from lack of acknowledgment to lack of adequate pay Lack of a Supportive Community leading to...

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The negative effects of working for prolonged hours (especially at the computer) without frequent breaks are well known. However, for some of us, the inability to unplug and take frequent short breaks is influenced by culture of the environment in which we spend a good chunk of our time: Work! A 2014 study of staples employees showed that 1 in 5 cite guilt as a reason for not stepping away from their workspaces. This is hardly surprising as in many organizations today, those who take frequent breaks are often perceived as slackers and those who have the ability to get...

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