It's not necessarily a comfortable subject to talk about, but it is increasingly relevant in the complex and challenging world we live in. Burnout is a state of chronic stress that has profound effects on many aspects of our lives. It covers a wide range of emotions that include physical and emotional exhaustion; cynicism and detachment from others as ell as an overall reduction in performance and levels of effectiveness.
We also explore just how pervasive burnout is. Statistics from organisations like the Boston Consulting Group state for 2016 it affects:
31% of doctors in the United States.
69% of male financial professionals
87% of Hong Kong financial professionals in institutional asset management.
In the UK it it has been reported that 90% of general practice consultations have some degree of stress related to them.
These are staggeringly high figures and yet we do not hear much about burnout.
Do join us in this discussion as we look at practical steps you can take to protect yourself during times of stress and find ways to not just survive, but actually thrive.
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What thoughts, comments and strategies do you have about preventing burnout in your own life?