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The damaging effects of 'boreout' at work

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Boreout  - being chronically bored at work

Boreout is when we are chronically bored by our work to the point of our work feeling utterly pointless.

Factors that can cause chronic boredom includes:

  • A demoralising physical environment, like a cubicle farm.
  • Feeling under-challen...

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Experts say this phenomenon can result in the same health problems for workers as burnout.

Studies show that chronic boredom increased the likelihood of employees' turnover, early retirement intention, poor self-rated health and stress symptoms. Depression from boreout can ...

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Workers who are chronically boreout are more reluctant to address it because it has been ongoing for so long. They may not want to take up the issue with managers as it reflects a lack of interest and motivation.

  • A quick fix can be to take on work tasks that are mo...

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In the same way we're increasing discussions around burnout, work-life balance, and workplace inequalities, experts say we need to talk about boreout.

Talking only about stress and burnout in the workplace is insufficient to address the spectrum of human suffering at work. ...

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