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Burnout is rising in Sweden, despite progressive culture

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Burnout is rising in Sweden, despite progressive culture

Despite Sweden widely being known as the best country for managing work with everyday life, newly released figures suggest that exhaustion and stress rates are on the rise.

Swedes are guaranteed a minimum of five weeks holiday a year, as well as some of the best parental leave figures in the world. It’s fair to say they really champion flexible and relaxing work environments. However, the number of people suffering from “clinical burnout” – exhaustion caused by chronic stress, most commonly caused by a too demanding work schedule – has skyrocketed in the past few years.

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