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Burnout Prevention

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

I seem to regularly hear phrases such as "oh they burnt out last year", "I was so burnt out last week", "I think I burnout out at the end of last term". But what does burnout actually mean?




World Health Organisation Definition


A clinical condition resulting from chronic work-related stress.

· Complete energy depletion or exhaustion

· Not enjoying the job, feeling distant and negative

· Feeling like you are not doing a very good job


NZ data (Jarrod Haar, Auckland University) reveals that burnout has risen dramatically since COVID. Burnout often occurs due to a complex w


eb of challenges, that are a combination of both organisational/contextual and personal factors.


Risk Factors - Organisational


· Emotionally draining interactions

· Fast paced, high workload

· Lack of autonomy/control

· Lack of reward or recognition

· Work fits with values

· Perfectionist/Type-A personality type

· Work/life boundaries and balance

· Reduced social supports

· Lack of work challenge/growth

· General lifestyle factors


Risk Factors - Personal


· Perfectionist/Type-A personality type

· Work/life boundaries and balance

· Reduced social supports

· Lack of work challenge/growth

· General lifestyle factors


Strategies to consider:


  • Monitor workload distribution within the workplace, is it reasonable and realistic?

  • Are employees given adequate autonomy and control over their workload where possible?

  • Does the schedule of work enable sufficient time for employees to rest/socialise/have family time?

  • Does your organisation value learning and training opportunities to encourage growth and challenge?

At a personal level it can be really helpful to firstly acknowledge that you are struggling. Accept you are human and doing your best. Be kind to yourself instead of harshly judging yourself.

Consider re-framing your thoughts to those that are more realistic and helpful.

Take time to nurture yourself and build strong wellbeing foundations e.g. sleep, nutrition, connections, breathing, exercise.


Get in touch with Workitwell for more support! We offer one to one support and facilitate wellbeing workshops to support your organisation to be happier, healthier and more productive.


Check out this website for further helpful information regarding stress and burnout.

https://firststeps.nz/






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