A global survey by American health insurance company Cigna classed Hong Kong as the fifth most stressed population in the world - with 92% of correspondents reporting feelings of stress and anxiety at work. Stress at work can be due to high-pressure environments, and can lead to crashes in productivity and morale in motivated workers.
As the demands of work increase, there has been an increase in a phenomenon known as ‘burnout’, recently classed as a recognised illness by the World Health Organization in 2019. Burnout can lead to low productivity, sick leave and low morale.
This article reveals the three leading symptoms of burnout; its causes within the workplace, and what to do if you experience burnout.