Employee burnout is an indicative factor to a larger set of issues. It points towards the overall issues of the company and is a reflection of the organizational design. According to the Maslach, Leitner and Jackson (2012) there is a progression that is sequential that is causes by the employee burnout. In the first stage there is exhaustion from the job and a high level of cynicism. This leads to inefficacy. Exhaustion is defined as the feeling of being overextended from an emotional and a physical point of view. It is caused when the people are made to feel drained.
Cynicism develops as a second aspect to this issue of job stress. The people attitude starts to impact their work. There is a feeling of inadequacy that makes all the projects seem overwhelming. The people give a lot of importance to their self-esteem. It is important to give respect and acknowledge the achievements of the employees. There should be increase in the appreciation of the employee. Lack of this leads to the employee to feel that their work is not appreciated. This is the root cause of many of the organizational issues. Interventions should be posed for this issue if the company wants to sustain. This leads to cynicism and apathy. Depersonalization develops within the employees. This is a negative response of the individuals who are in the working condition. They feel that their needs are not accepted and this creates a gap in their job performance and the expected performance of the employees.