Burnout describes the process by which employees become disillusioned, frustrated and unproductive at the workplace due to high levels of stress. This condition has many sources and may be caused by personal issues as well as work-related problems. While problems at home or in their personal lives can affect an employee’s ability to be productive at work, a manager cannot control these personal concerns. However, research has shown that administrators can implement programs to intervene in the burnout process and inspire their employees to reach their full potential and their utmost productivity level. An effective professional development program that focuses on successful orientation, participatory management and continued education can be very effective in preventing burnout.