Burnout and stress can be related BUT they are not exactly the same.
Stress in the workplace can result when an employee tries to do too much.
Burnout is a little bit more insidious. It can certainly occur when an employee or team member is doing too much, but also when they are not doing enough of the right things.
In other words, their day-to-day is not filled with enough inspiration, creativity, or motivation.
If left undetected or untreated, burnout can result in lower productivity and job satisfaction, and higher employee turnaround.
According to CAMH*, “Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Burnout in the course of employment can make one feel emotionally drained and unable to function in the context of work and other aspects of life. Burnout can reduce productivity and can lower your motivation and cause you to feel helpless, hopeless and resentful.”
– Prioritize investments in the highest-impact areas, such as leadership training
– Invest in programs that promote positive mental health and resilience
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