How I Quit Burnout issue #20 (Get it in your inbox next Tuesday)
In the job where I burned out, the culture was very political and people acted territorially. Success in your role looked like extreme ownership, to the point of being detrimental to those around you. There were fights over who managed what and there were many land grabs.
This led us to spend more time in meetings discussing who was responsible for what vs. actually doing anything. Working this way goes against how I live my life but I tried to adapt since that seemed to be the key to advancement. So I spent time preparing my case for ownership of X and control of Y. I worked myself up for heated and charged conversations which were draining and unpleasant.