The COVID-19 pandemic is having widespread effects on people’s mental health, with stress on the rise. A survey has found that it’s contributing to a spike in burnout, and costing employers.
About a quarter of workers are experiencing burnout as a result of the pandemic, while another 19% are feeling burnout for other reasons, the study by Eagle Hill Consulting found.
Burnout is officially recognized by the World Health Organization as an “occupational phenomenon.” The WHO defines it as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
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