Julia Huprich
Library Worklife. October 2007.
Publication year: 2007

Burnout describes the process by which employees become disillusioned,  frustrated and unproductive at the workplace due to high levels of stress. This  condition has many sources and may be caused by personal issues as well as  work-related problems. While problems at home or in their personal lives can  affect an employee’s ability to be productive at work, a manager cannot control  these personal concerns. However, research has shown that administrators can  implement programs to intervene in the burnout process and inspire their  employees to reach their full potential and their utmost productivity level. An  effective professional development program that focuses on successful  orientation, participatory management and continued education can be very  effective in preventing burnout.