As many of you know, I’m a big supporter of The Information Technology Burnout Project, created by friends in the security community to addresses something most of us experience at one point or another: work-induced depression.
A friend who is part of that effort, Dan Ward, is exploring the possibility of conducting a professionally-proctored Areas of Worklife Survey and Maslach Burnout Indicator survey. In his blog, Ward writes:
In an effort to continue our understanding of burnout in the InfoSec community, I am investigating conducting a professionally-proctored Areas of Worklife Survey and Maslach Burnout Indicator survey. The Areas of Worklife Survey (AWS) was created to assess employees’ perceptions of qualities of worksettings that play a role in determining whether they experience work engagement or burnout. Recognized for more than a decade as the leading measure of burnout, the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) incorporates the extensive research that has been conducted in the more than 25 years since its initial publication.
Once the data is collected, I will make it available to the community at large and procure a professional group analysis of that data to provide a broad picture of the state of our industry.
Please go to his blog and give him feedback. Thanks.