A New Perspective On Burnout

Advice for how to combat burnout abounds and a quick google search returns almost 6 million articles. Research in burnout shows three factors that contribute to burnout: exhaustion, cynicism and professional efficacy (Maslach et. al., 2018). When exhaustion and cynicism are high and professional efficacy is low -- the result is burnout. Most articles will tell you how to reduce exhaustion and cynicism but few focus on increasing professional efficacy. Professional efficacy comes from feeling successful at work. If you [...]