#1. The damaging effects of “bore-out” at work.
We’ve all heard about burnout. But being chronically bored at work can have just as damaging consequences – and experts say we need to talk about it more. What exactly is “bore-out?” Well, it’s related to burnout and the long hours, poor work-life balance, and glamorization of overwork. “Bore-out” is chronic boredom, and a number of factors can contribute, including working in a demoralizing physical environment, feeling underchallenged, and more.
“Boreout is different from burnout in the sense that bored-out employees rarely collapse out of exhaustion. Bored-out people may be present physically but not in spirit, and people can keep doing this for a good while,” says Lotta Harju, an assistant professor of organisational behaviour at EM Lyon Business School, France, who has studied boreout for years. How can you fix “bore-out”? Experts suggest prioritizing worker wellbeing, and other workplace problems. Read more at BBC.