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 decreased 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 Maslach Burnout Toolkit online surveys and reports offer measurement of individual burnout levels and provide context for why burnout is occurring.
Hospitals, clinics, and other organizations within the medical field are expriencing dangerous rates of burnout. Learn about physician burnout and how to use burnout assessments, create solutions, prepare for change, and more on our Physician Burnout Solutions page.