Burnout is officially a medical condition, according to the World Health Organization. According to the health agency, burnout isn’t just synonymous with being stressed out. It’s ‘a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.’
A total of 595,000 people in the UK alone suffered from workplace stress in 2018 according to the BBC, 2019.
Burnout costs in the US range between $125 billion and $190 billion every year in healthcare costs. Researchers estimate that workplace stress accounts for 8% of national spending on healthcare. Burnout often leads to disengaged employees, who cost their employers 34% of their annual salary as a result.