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Twenty First Century Pandemic

managing burnout in the workplace

First coined as a term in the seventies, over the years burnout has not just become widely recognised, but has rooted itself firmly into our society.  To give you an idea of the pandemic proportions it has taken on, the Japanese and Chinese even have terms for ‘death-by-burnout’, caused by the alarming rate of suicides due to stress. It’s easy to blame the employer, but often times contributing factors are not necessarily within the company’s control. Tackling burnout instead means maintaining a careful balance between the professional and personal.

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