Burnout has been synonymous with the IT industry since its birth in the 60s and many good people have suffered the consequences. Everything in our industry is geared to pushing us towards burnout, with those resisting it often labeled as lazy or “not pulling their weight.” Even tinkering / playing / learning new technologies in your own time can be detrimental. The objective of this talk is to equip people with a number of practical techniques to prevent burnout and attain that elusive “sustainable pace,” regardless of your boss’ demands. That way we can reduce the human and financial cost of burnout. The content is based on lessons learned in a 4000 person organization where employee performance was demanded and burnout was deemed unacceptable.