Presented at Free-Form Fridays


According to the WHO (2019), burnout is a combination of work-related exhaustion, cynicism, and a sense of inefficacy. Add global instability and endemic disease threat to the mix and burnout may seem like an overwhelmingly challenge. What should we do when burnout looms, for our students, colleagues, and ourselves? In this session, we’ll have a conversation about the psychological and structural components of burnout, including loss of meaning, control, and resources. We’ll identify how burnout manifests in the research lab, classroom, and other areas of work life, and talk about simple ways to refuel.

Presented by: Laura Niemi, Cornell University