Nov. 1, 2016
Harvard Business Review
Four Steps to Beating Burnout
Heavy workloads and deadline pressures are a fact of managerial life. Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed or stretched thin sometimes? But when relentless work stress pushes you into the debilitating state we call burnout, it is a serious problem, affecting not just your own performance and well-being, but also that of your team and your organization.
Hard data on the prevalence of burnout is elusive since it’s not yet a clinical term separate from stress. A ComPsych survey of workers found that 60 percent felt high levels of stress, loss of control and extreme fatigue. Research also has linked burnout to many negative physical and mental health outcomes, including coronary artery disease, hypertension, sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety, as well as to increased alcohol and drug use.
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