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Are You Suffering From Boreout?!?



Most people have heard of burnout? At Beam, it's a topic we frequently deliver workshops on in all kinds of organisations. Burnout is something we have been aware of since the 1970's and we know it can have a devastating impact on individuals and organisations.


However, I would wager that you have not come across the term "boreout" nor how damaging that can be?


Boreout is much less noticeable than burnout and often occurs silently and goes unnoticed. Unlike its well-known counterpart, boreout stems not from overwork but from under-stimulation and monotony. This phenomenon, characterised by disengagement, lack of challenge, and workplace boredom, can have profound effects on employees' mental health, productivity, and overall job satisfaction.


Understanding boreout is the first step toward creating a more engaging and fulfilling work environment. Boreout arises when individuals feel their skills and talents are underutilised, leading to a cycle of disengagement and dissatisfaction. The signs are subtle yet impactful, including a lack of motivation, decreased job satisfaction, and even physical symptoms such as fatigue or stress. The consequences extend beyond individual well-being, affecting organisational health through decreased productivity, higher absenteeism, and an increased turnover rate.


Addressing this under-discussed issue, our workshop "Dealing With Boreout" offers a comprehensive approach to identifying, understanding, and combating boreout. Here’s why attending this workshop can be a pivotal step for you or your team:


  1. Awareness and Understanding: Gain a deep understanding of boreout, its causes, and its effects on both personal well-being and organisational performance. Knowledge is power, and understanding boreout is the first step toward combating it.

  2. Practical Strategies: Our workshop doesn't just stop at theory. We provide practical tools and strategies that participants can immediately implement.

  3. Skill Development: Learn how to continuously develop your skills and keep yourself engaged and challenged, no matter the circumstances. This not only combats boreout but also contributes to professional growth.

  4. Mindfulness and Self-Care: Understand the role of mindfulness and self-care in maintaining focus, reducing stress, and enhancing job satisfaction. These practices are key to preventing boreout and ensuring a balanced, fulfilling work life.

Our "Dealing With Boreout" workshop is an opportunity to transform how you and your team view and approach work. By addressing boreout, we aim to unlock a level of engagement and productivity that perhaps you thought was lost. Whether you're an individual feeling stuck in the monotony of your job or a leader noticing signs of disengagement in your team, this workshop is designed for you.


If you would like to find out more or book our workshops, including "Dealing With Boreout" then please get in touch today.


If you need one to one support to help you with this or any other wellbeing topic, you can book a free 30 min chat with Tom here.


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