What … so … ever.
… research over the last 40 years* has highlighted 6 major areas of workplace life which can lead to burnout.
These are they:
Sometimes job demands exceed human limits and resources to fulfil the requirements.
A sense of personal autonomy in the workplace is vital.
Insufficient reward (whether financial, institutional, or social) increases our vulnerability to burnout.
The overall quality of social interaction at work is key.
This includes issues of conflict, mutual support, closeness and the capacity to work as a team.
It’s important that decisions affecting us in the workforce are perceived as being fair and equitable.
The aspirations that originally attracted people to their jobs need to be nurtured.
They’re the main motivating connections between worker and workplace.
Maybe do a quick burnout self-audit?
(More info via the link in comments below)
So, how will you do this year?
(* Maslach, C. and Leiter, M. P. (2008), ‘Early Predictors of Job Burnout and Engagement’, Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, pp.498-512)