We invited this couple who bumped into burnout and eventually wrote about it to define it. As such projects can do, it became a book. The book was just launched at SHRM’s annual conference (Society of Human Resource Management). If an HR organization is flagging burnout as a worthy topic, there is some reason for concern.
Who hasn’t suffered at one time or another from exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack of effectiveness? But combine them over time and you’re flirting with a disaster of catastrophic magnitude—burnout. Elegantly defined as the depletion of personal agency (the apparatus driving our ability to initiate and execute actions) burnout effectively wipes out our ability to be effective, much less engaged. And the cost of burnout is astronomical in all its forms and phases, including the profound and lasting effects it has on employees and workplace cultures. Based on extensive research and full of real-world stories and examples, workplace culture experts Rob and Terri Bogue take a deep dive into the signs, sources, and solutions of burnout and deliver an essential resource that helps anyone identify, prevent, and recover from burnout.