Burnout – An Organizational Phenomenon

Donna Dennison

April 27, 2022

The WHO (World Health Organization) classifies burnout in it’s ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases) as an organizational phenomenon. The definition is as follows:

“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:

  • feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion
  • increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job 
  • and reduced professional efficacy

Burn-out refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.”

Work is a way to earn the freedom to live our best lives. For many, it is the only way to pay for life’s basic necessities. But why does going to work often feel burdensome and painful? Is there something going on in the work environment that is causing us enough stress to want to leave our current jobs or careers in search of a new career and greener pastures?

There are hundreds of articles currently written about the necessity for organizations to create new ways for workers to thrive in the workplace. This process for change is complex and was complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic. We need to be realistic and acknowledge that the change we seek will take time. So what do we as business professionals do in the interim to adopt effective ways to manage the stressors identified by the WHO and found in most workplaces? Check out my blog, titled “How One Client Used EFT to Propel Towards Success“, July 6, 2021, to learn about one client who discovered EFT/Tapping and conquered the big stressor that initially had in search of a new career.

A self-care toolkit is key; and one important tool in this toolkit needs to be EFT/Tapping. This evidence-based self-help tool is proven to lower cortisol, the ‘stressor’ hormone by 43%! It can be used effectively and in real-time to reduce the intensity of workplace stressors.

If you’re interested in learning more about EFT/Tapping and how to effectively use this tool to reduce your work stresses, please check out the rest of my website.  

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