beating burnout

24th May 2021

Are you dashing between work and home, throwing the kids out of the car to school and childcare with food on your clothes and running into meetings trying to catch your breath?

For some, this will sound all too familiar!

Despite a growth in wellbeing programs in workplaces, Suzi McAlpine in her book Beyond Burnout argues we have a culture of overwork in New Zealand. We’re also ashamed or embarrassed to admit we’re burnt out, and usually soldier on.

There’s also an element of pride that drives burnt-out New Zealanders to keep working at a dangerous pace. 

So what is burnout exactly, how are we led to it and how can we attempt to remedy it?

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