“No more in the tank”. The words of Jacinda Ardern, until recently New Zealand's prime minister, have drawn the attention back to workplace burnout. Ardern, 42, who became the world’s youngest woman head of government in 2017, declared last week that she would not contest for a second term. “For me, it’s time,” she said.
Political leaders admitting to burnout and then stepping down is rare globally, to say the least. In India, it is even less likely.
Burnout is real but remains mostly unacknowledged in India’s political circles, says a 31-year-old who has worked with the National Political Action Committee (NPAC) and was involved in planning several municipal and state-level election campaigns.
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