Methods of recovery differ depending on the stage or extent burnout has altered the victim’s life.  Even in an early stage, it is advisable to seek professional help for burnout.  The professional may be a part of the company, identified through an Employee Assistance Program.  Assistance programs should include best practices for dealing with stress before they surmount the person’s ability deal with it.  Today companies have abandoned completed Employee Assistance Programs in favor of specialized workshops.

Workshops for stress management are amongst the most common.  Mostly these stress workshops teach the attendee how to work through the stress as an unavoidable condition of work.   Fringe techniques such as worldview and paradigm transitioning are no less valid.  Their justification becomes difficult due to the limited success window; the person has to be emotionally and mentally available for change.  At the very least the social interaction component are great opportunities for refreshing and dealing with stressors.


Burnout is a common fear associated with high-pressure careers, lawyers, air traffic controllers, and physicians.  Now when we look at the four factors that lead to burnout, we know it can happen to almost anyone.  Its components interplay with each other and require a sharp eye to see how these factors are changing you.  If you see yourself becoming lethargic and avoiding work, please seek help.  Your happiness is what matters and falling all the way down to the burnout syndrome will leave you both empty and scarred.  Stress management and a balanced work life are the best preventive measures to never going over the other side of the hill.

Is your organization riddled with burnout? Contact Jumpstart:HR and find out ways to help put out the fire of stress and burnout.

Burnout Week is brought to you by Richard Ludvigsen (@HRmagician), Jumpstart:HR HR Generalist and HR Project Manager: