4 Ways of Beating Burnouts
Chloe Xu, Australia, Premium Member
Burnout is a serious problem for professional individuals, as well as the team and organization they are working in. It links to many physical and mental health problems, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and increased alcohol and drug use. Valcour (2016) argues that the process of beating burnout to achieve more sustainable career success involves recognizing the symptoms, examining the underlying causes, and developing preventive strategies.
THREE COMPONENTS OF BURNOUT
Burnout is believed to be a three-component syndrome that arises in response to continual job stressors and comprises exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy:
- EXHAUSTION is the central symptom, and refers to profound physical, cognitive, and emotional fatigue that makes people underperform and feel depressed. A culture of work presenteeism, intense time pressure, or work overload, could be a main trigger of exhaustion, especially ...