The World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Commission have told employers to take more action to prevent burnout. Although classified as an “occupational phenomenon” burnout is in fact the result of accumulated stress and individual resilience varies greatly.
The psycho-social impact of workplace stress can’t be isolated from the employee’s lifestyle choices and mental history. The growing volume of legislation is in effect making employers responsible for multiple aspects of employee health.
By proactively addressing burnout companies have the opportunity to address long-term employee wellbeing while engineering a happier, motivated and more productive workforce.
International Classification of Diseases
“Burnout refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.”
This implies a separation between home and work life. But, depression is a co-factor in burnout and shares diagnostic criteria. Are employees burned out at work while happy and healthy in other areas of their life?
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