Before COVID 19, one of the biggest factors that caused burnout was the inability to keep work out of your personal space. For many people who are now working virtually, that fine line has disappeared. Many people are working harder, even longer hours in what may become part of the ‘new normal.’ The American Psychological Association has done extensive research on ‘psychologically healthy workplaces’ and validates that burnout is a true syndrome that can take a huge toll on the mental and physical health of employees. Women under 30 (millennials) are particularly susceptible to burnout, especially with self-imposed pressures to succeed early and often balancing the demands of home and work.
POINTS OF DISCUSSION: 1. What is burnout? Are there certain jobs where it is more prevalent? 2. What causes burnout? 3. What are the symptoms of burnout? 4. What can you do to prevent it, or get back on top of it?