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The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to do About it

Posted on November 2019

Stressed woman holder her head with her elbows resting on her desk

Challenges in the banking and financial services sector include dealing with volatile global markets and keeping up with the fast-evolving world of fintech. Jobs in the finance sector become increasingly demanding as new skill sets are required.  

A 2016 Gallup poll found that 24% of German office workers reported feeling ‘burned out’ in their current roles. In 2019, the World Health Organization classified occupational ‘burnout’ as a recognised illness. It has both physical and mental symptoms and is caused by issues common in workplaces.  

This article covers the causes of burnout and the three leading symptoms and behaviours which lead to burnout. It also illustrates stress management tactics which can help you identify and avoid burnout or recover from a period of burnout in a high-pressure job role.   

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