Employee burnout is a costly organizational issue with multiple negative impacts. The purpose of the descriptive study reported here was to explore organizational factors related to agent burnout within Colorado State University Extension. An online survey of county/area Extension professionals was conducted to measure perceptions of various organizational factors that may contribute to burnout. Several factors were identified as areas in need of attention, including systems, work unit climate, individual needs and values, and the external environment. Colorado State University Extension has already begun the process of using the results to make organizational improvements, which may ultimately reduce burnout.
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Harder, A., Gouldthrope, J., & Goodwin, J. (2015). Exploring Organizational Factors Related to Extension Employee Burnout. The Journal of Extension, 53(2), Article 21. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.53.02.21