Burnout

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Guests: Christina Maslach, Kristen Lee, Alex Neason

If you have a stressful, busy job, chances are that from time to time you’ve felt burnout. In surveys more than half of American employees report feeling overwhelmed at work, but a heavy workload isn’t the only hallmarks of burnout – feeling powerless, disrespected, mistreated and unsatisfied on the job are also indicators. So how do we stay engaged and energized at work? And should we always fight feelings of fatigue, boredom, and cynicism or can they be a sign that it’s time to get out? This hour, we discuss burnout and how to cope with it. We talk with CHRISTINA MASLACH, professor emerita of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley and KRISTEN LEE, behavioral science professor at Northeastern University. And Columbia Journalism Review’s ALEX NEASON shares her struggles covering the never ending news cycle.

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