What is Workplace Burnout?
On May 28th 2019 the World Health Organization recognised burnout as a disease, classifying it in its latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11):
“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:
- feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
- increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and
- reduced professional efficacy.