In most any professional environment you will encounter those who are feeling the repercussions of long hours and impending deadlines. The pre-burnout conditions can manifest themselves in any of the following behaviors.
- Little or no demonstrated interest in the business at hand.
- Few outside interests or hobbies.
- Statements of apathy.
- Limited or no goals for professional or personal growth.
- Complaints about required workloads.
One of the workflows that I usually follow is catching up on news and information related to my work and interests in the morning. I do not go to different sites to get those materials, instead I go to my start page at Netvibes and Bloglines to capture new info. With this, I only need to go to a designated place to look for new information. Michigan at Listible has a list of start pages service which are AJAX based to ensure high usability: