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Occupational Burnout

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Jennifer Schulze

on 11 October 2012

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Jennifer Schulze Occupational Burnout -phenomenom that has come into light in more recent years

Prolonged stress characterized by:
inefficacy What is Occupational Burnout? Stress related to mergers & acquisitions

Sense of no control over one’s work/working environment

Dysfunctional workplace dynamics

Discrepancies between personal and organizational values

Amount of work given

Employee choosing the wrong occupation Causes Cynicism

Lack of satisfaction

Easily irritated or impatient

Little energy

Dietary changes Symptoms References: Setting a work/life balance

Professional boundaries

Formal/informal support

Physical self care

Goal setting


Ability to say NO Steps to Combat Occupational Burnout Why is this important? low productivity = higher costs

change in diets/physical activity routines = unhealthy workers

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