Over the last year, the term ‘burnout’ has hit headlines on several occasions. And in May the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially added burnout to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) for those employees who feel mentally exhausted and emotionally drained due to their working patterns and increased workloads – The Sun reported.
Several media outlets are offering tips on how to nip burnout in the bud by cutting down incessant workloads, learning when to say ‘no’ when you don't have the capacity, advising employees to stop self-sacrificing and striving to be perfectionists and to be realists when it comes to determining an appropriate workload. Yet, a Harvard Business Review (HBR) article explained that the key prevention for employee burnout is hiring better bosses.
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