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What Are the Signs of Burnout at Work, and What Can You Do About It?

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As a career coach working with young professionals, I've known all too well that burnout is a serious issue impacting employee engagement and productivity. It wasn't until this year, however, that the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized burnout as a workplace syndrome and included it as an "occupational phenomenon" in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The decision validates the experience of many employees, especially Millennials and especially women, and acknowledges the urgency to address the unsustainability of a work culture that reinforces unreasonable hours at work with no rest or sleep, and boasting about it as some kind of achievement.

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