Burnout is not a new problem, but the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent onset of remote work has brought this issue to a fever pitch.
Many employees across industries cite that they are struggling with exhaustion, motivation and productivity.
In 2018, burnout was officially recognized by the World Health Organization as an occupational phenomenon characterized by emotional/physical exhaustion, cynicism about work and lack of efficacy.
Burnout is a costly problem for employers when unaddressed. UC Berkeley estimates employers spend $190B a year in burnout-related healthcare costs. Harvard Business Review estimates that workplace stress costs the U.S. economy more than $500 billion dollars a year, with lost productivity amounting to 550 million workdays.
Mend for Burnout can help. If you’d like to offer Mend for Burnout to your team, get in touch.