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World Health Organization calling Burnout an Occupational Phenomenon

Posted 9/1/2019

Dr. Christina Maslach, author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) calls it: The “Burnout Shop” As Business Model.

Human costs include:
  • Long-term stress; health problems
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Disruptions of personal life
  • Loss of self-worth & achievements
  • Burnout
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Suicide
The World Health Organization is including burnout in the ICD-11 (International Classification of Diseases): 
The ICD-11 burnout definition aligns with the MBI measurements, and it identifies burnout as an occupational phenomenon. For this reason, the Areas of Worklife Survey (AWS) is frequently administered as a companion instrument with the MBI.

The MBI + AWS are available together as a single assessment:

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