Ran across this article about burnout and thought it worth posting. Burnout is not fun to experience and heading it off isn't always easy, especially for those of us in IT. At least take a second and read the symptoms, maybe even if you're fine you'll recognize that someone else in the office isn't. In my experience it's hard to help someone that's in burnout unless you happen to be their manager. As a manager you can do two things (positive things); put them on vacation for 2 weeks, or just move them to a different job/task soon. If possible, do both.