Job Engagement as a Solution to the Cost of Burnout
Occupational burnout is regarded as a result from long-term, unresolvable job stress. Interestingly, burnout is not recognized as a distinct disorder – in the ICD Protected content Classification of Diseases) it is subsumed under “problems related to life-management difficulty”.
Feeling empty, exhausted, and irritable with a loss of energy for work, friends and family represent core symptoms of the phenomenon “burnout”. It resembles symptoms of depression and of the chronic fatigue symptom. Burnout comprises high costs for our physical and mental well-being and undermines quality of life.
The good news is that burnout is reversible – and it is even preventable, when the potential risk is identified at an early stage. In the session, we will develop a solution-focused framework to prevent potential burnout and to foster and (re) open the avenue to rewarding and meaningful job engagement.
• What is burnout? Conceptualization, history, symptoms and key phases of burnout.
• What contributes to burnout? Etiology, risk factors, triggers and maintaining conditions. Analysis of personal, organizational and social factors.
• What are relevant personal and social effects of burnout? Impacts on personal well-being, partners, family and friends.
• Which are efficient methods and practical steps to prevent burnout? We will develop a systemic framework together and share our individual experiences.
You will receive a booklet comprising a valid and reliable questionnaire to assess potential hazards for burnout. Furthermore, it encompasses hand on tips for the prevention of burnout to (re)open the avenue to ongoing meaningful job engagement.
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