While self-care and compassionate human interaction are good first steps to a healthy, stress-free workplace, strategic choices can also improve organizational morale and results.
What is Burnout? Burnout is a complex, widespread issue in the healthcare industry, affecting both employees and employers. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined burnout as a clinical syndrome “resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
According to the WHO, three dimensions characterize burnout:
Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion
Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job