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The Burnout Challenge: Managing People's Relationships with Their Jobs (Paperback)

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A Forbes Best Business Book. "Vital reading for today's and tomorrow's leaders." --Arianna Huffington

"Burnout seems to be everyone's problem, and this book has solutions. As trailblazers in burnout research, Christina Maslach and Michael Leiter didn't just clear the path to study the causes--they've also discovered some of the cures." --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Think Again

"A thoughtful and well researched book about a core issue at the heart of the great resignation." --Christian Stadler, Forbes

"Provides the path to creating a better world of work where people can flourish rather than get beaten down." -- Marcel Schwantes, Inc.

Burnout is among the most significant on-the-job hazards facing workers today. It is also among the most misunderstood. In particular, we tend to characterize burnout as a personal issue--a problem employees should fix themselves by getting therapy, practicing relaxation techniques, or changing jobs. Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter show why burnout also needs to be managed by the workplace.

Citing a wealth of research data and drawing on illustrative anecdotes, The Burnout Challenge shows how organizations can change to promote sustainable productivity. Maslach and Leiter provide useful tools for identifying the signs of employee burnout and offer practical, evidence-driven guidance for implementing change. The key, they argue, is to begin with less-taxing changes that employees nonetheless find meaningful, seeding the ground for more thorough reforms in the future.

As priorities and policies shift across workplaces, The Burnout Challenge provides pragmatic, creative, and cost-effective solutions to improve employee efficiency, health, and happiness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780674297272
ISBN-10: 067429727X
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: September 10th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English
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