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The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

Posted on: October 2019 By Aishling Lanigan

​A 2016 survey by Mortar Consulting found that 40% of the office workforce in North America expressed the feeling of being ‘burned out’ and overwhelmed by the demands of their role.

Many experience prolonged periods of stress in their career, and the symptoms and dangers, both physical and emotional, are now starting to be recognized by official bodies.

In 2019, the World Health Organization classed ‘burnout’ as a recognisable illness and ‘occupational phenomenon’.

This article reveals the three leading symptoms of burnout, how to recognise it early, provide tips on how to tackle the initial signs, or recover from a period of burnout in your career.