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Defining Burnout

Defining Burnout

The Maslach Burnout Inventory, developed by a professor of psychology at the University of California, tries to define burnout by fielding the following criteria: Fatigue, cynicism, negativity towards one’s life or job role, along with reduced job performance.

The results showed that burnout is relative, and how we define it depends on not one, but all the listed criteria.

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  • Many of us are heading towards burnout, but aren’t there yet. If we are overextended, disengaged and ineffective in our job roles, we are on the verge of burnout.
  • Avoiding true burnout is vital as work gets tougher, longer and harder to do for most people. People a...

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