burnout

A 10-post collection


Mental health problems (burnout, mental fatigue, depression, self-deprivation, loneliness, insomnia…) lead to the loss of productivity. Those losses represent big cost to companies, and to the individuals affected by it. Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, member of the Order of Psychologists (Portuguese Psychologists Association), said that the loss of productivity caused by mental health problems can represent an approximate cost of €212 million per year to small and medium-sized enterprises and €117 millions to big companies. We can say that mental health problems can cost €329 million per year to companies, but you have to evaluate the other side: How much does...

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Emotional exhaustion has been described as the core symptom of burnout. Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) is an instrument that allows exploring exhaustion in more detailed and also studying the individual’s attribution of exhaustion to specific domains in life. Furthermore, the three scales predicted future sickness absence, sleep problems, use of pain-killers, and intention to quit. Furthermore, the three scales predicted future sickness absence, sleep problems, use of pain-killers, and intention to quit. The 3 burnout scales concern to 3 domains: Personal burnout - a generic scale to be responded by all persons Work-related burnout - a work-related scale to...

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Promoting a trust culture is all about caring for the others and be able to empathize and ask the question “How can I help you?”. “It’s about attending to the other, which means paying attention to one another, listening with fascination to each other, understanding what they think their challenge is, empathizing and then taking intelligent and supportive action to help each other.” As we mentioned on our last post “Culture eats strategy for breakfast - If you do not invest time and resources in change management, people and cultural issues will eat all your anticipated synergies for breakfast—...

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Freelancer Fatigue is a reality that goes against the usual comment that freelancers don’t do anything. When you talk to one you might get envious of them being able to do other things in the middle of the day such as going to the gym, attend a child’s event or even shopping. What you don’t usually know is that while you are commuting most freelancers are getting the job done, while you are enjoying your weekend or the holidays they are doing their jobs running after sometimes crazy deadlines. That is why freelancer fatigue is not only...

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Mental Fatigue is a reality of modern day office Live. If you live in a city and work in a normal office, chances are you have dealt or will deal with Mental Fatigue. After some research and long debate with clients, friends and professionals we have agreed on 7 strategies to beat this ailment. 1- Body Balance Start the day with a good breakfast, “pick up the apple instead of the candy bar, get to bed at a decent hour and when you’re stressed remember, “This too shall pass.”” A recent research has demonstrated that we don’t drink...

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