• Letesia Gibson

Why burnout is more than working long hours


Forget what you think about burnout being the preserve of the senior executive putting in ridiculously long hours. That old image of what burnout looks like is outdated and unhelpful. It is growing fastest amongst a younger demographic, where societal expectations, relationships with work and a constant backdrop of uncertainty and anxiety elevates the risk of burning out. Put together in work environments which can erode wellbeing through negative cultures, lack of control, limited reward and unfairness built into systems, and we've got the ingredients for burnout to set in. Hear these personal stories of how it affected those in Sweden, a country well known for its work/life balance and idyllic lifestyles.


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