We’ve all had days at work when we felt “stressed out.” What’s the difference between being stressed out and being burned out? Prominent researchers and psychologists have identified the typical stages of the journey to burnout. As a result, there are signs that we can use to gauge burnout in ourselves and others. When needed, we can implement solutions to reduce the risk of burnout and to start reversing the symptoms. In this session we answer the question “what causes burnout?” and examine how personal, organizational and global stressors contribute. We will examine strategies to help ourselves and others combat burnout in the workplace.
- Explore the signs and symptoms of burnout–what to look for in yourself and others.
- Explain the difference between “flameout” and “burnout” and why it matters.
- Define specific strategies at the individual and organizational level to reduce the risk of burnout.