Why do you get a burnout?
A growing number of employees and the self-employed fall victim to long term absenteeism; they can no longer keep up in this confusing, changing society. They can no longer combine 60 hours per week at their PCs with a relaxed private life; healthcare staff are struggling with insufficient time at the bedside, and too many nurses are becoming overworked and stressed because they can no longer perform as required by both patient and employer; owner-directors of small and medium-sized businesses eventually collapse after months of struggling with overly high fixed costs, and responsible, involved managers are losing their oversight now that they are running things from a distance.
There are countless examples of diehards in our society who would love to carry on, but, to their frustration, are confronted with the limitations of their own energy, the limits of their emotional capabilities and other checkpoints of their health. The most recent numbers from the CBS/TNO survey last November showed that 17% of our workforce reported burnout symptoms in 2022. This represents more than 1.3 million employees, a number that is still increasing. In addition, the burnout phenomenon is now not only affecting professionals in complex occupations, but also an increasing number of people who never previously mentioned work pressure.