Strategies for Avoiding Professional Burnout (2009)

The authors of this document offer a set of individual strategies for avoiding professional burnout, arranged under the acronym WARTS: Work practices; Attitudes; Relationships; Thoughts; and Self-care.

The strategies are presented in chart form, with sections explaining what to do; why to do it; and how to do it.

For example, in the section dealing with relationships, one “what to do” is “Develop supportive relationships with colleagues.” In the “why” column, the authors explain that hostile and unsupportive work environments are a major contributor to professional burnout. In the “how” column, they offer a variety of suggestions, including practising emotional intelligence at work and promoting a respectful work environment.

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