Burnout caused by mismatch between unconscious needs and job demands

New research shows burnout is caused by mismatch between unconscious needs or implicit motives and the opportunities and demands/expectations at the workplace. The costs due to burnout and related stress to the EU companies are estimated to be EUR 272 billion!

Researchers from Universities of Zurich and Leipzig show that the unconscious needs play an important role in the development of burnout. These unconscious needs can be uncovered with the use of DISCOVER Motivators, among others. The greater the mismatch, the higher the risk of burnout. 

One possible solution is to start from the point of selection of job applicants in a way that their unconscious needs match the requirements of the job function or role. Another solution is to allow employees to proactively enrich their job role in order to meet their individual needs. 

To read more of this news article, visit this link here: https://blog.frontiersin.org/2016/08/12/burnout-is-caused-by-mismat...

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Comment by Mirella de Boer on August 29, 2016 at 10:16

Great article, very interesting!


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