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Meeting the Challenge of Burnout

One consequence of the Covid pandemic is occupational burnout. According to a recent employment survey by, the majority of respondents are “feeling burned out” and “more than two-thirds (67%) believe the feeling has worsened over the course of the pandemic.” Combine these numbers with the recent “Great Resignation” phenomenon and we can see that the issues of burnout and employee retention intertwine.

This is not only a crisis for the community, but also for those specific individuals and companies. What can employees do to address their personal challenges? How can people find work and navigate their work in ways that avoid burnout, during Covid and after? How should employers best address the needs of their workers?

Join us for a discussion with Christina Maslach on these issues and more. Maslach, a leading researcher in the field of occupational burnout, argues that burnout is the result of mismatches between the workplace and the worker in six critical areas. Innovative answers to this challenge need to modify the job-person relationship in order to manage the chronic job conditions that lead to burnout.

The lecture will be held online Thursday, March 3 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Register in advance: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The event is free and accessible to all.

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Christina Maslach is a Professor of Psychology (Emerita) and a core researcher at the Healthy Workplaces Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of several books, including The Truth about Burnout: How Organizations Cause Personal Stress and What to do About it and Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work.