Burnout is a severe problem affecting professionals in many occupational groups. Burnout has many consequences for the individual including physical illness, increased feelings of hopelessness, irritability, impatience, and poor interpersonal relationships with family/coworkers/others. In severe cases, burnout can cause diminished executive functioning, attention, and memory. Burnout has many organizational consequences including absenteeism, increased turnover, and decerased job performance. Burnout can be assessed for severity and cause, and remedied by individual intervention and sophisticated organizational change programs. By addressing burnout, you can increase personal wellness, and improve satisfaction and quality of work.
Burnout is a syndrome of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment that can occur among individuals who work with people in some capacity. The combined Areas of Worklife Survey and Maslach Burnout Inventory online surveys and reports offer measurement of individual burnout levels and provide context for why burnout is occurring.