Working smarter, not harder, key to avoiding burnout

Working harder is contributing to worker burnout and is not actually producing greater performance in the workplace, according to one CEO.

Burnout has had a definition change by the World Health Organisation where it is now defined as “a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”.

According to chief executive of Next Evolution Performance Vanessa Bennett, people who work harder may ultimately burn out without actually producing better work.

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