Computer Workstation Management: Tips for reducing risk of injury and illness
Apr21

Computer Workstation Management: Tips for reducing risk of injury and illness

My inspiration to write this topic actually started a year ago when I first saw the computer room at my mum’s school. I remember stepping in there for the first time ever and rearranging the workstations. The chairs were the worst culprits – the wrong kind of chairs anyone should be using. Fast forward a year later – I gave a talk on stress management at an event and after the event while “networking”, someone asked me questions...

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Job Burnout (Part 2) – The effects of job burnout on individuals and businesses
Jan21

Job Burnout (Part 2) – The effects of job burnout on individuals and businesses

Burnout is an individual experience and while some people may cope well and eventually recover, others do not abd dive deep into depression, anger and ill health because the body’s immune system becomes weakened making you vulnerabke to sickness. Job burnout primarily affects job performance and physical/mental health. Job performance: Remember Caroline in my previous post? Can you remember her detachment from certain aspects of...

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Job Burnout (Part 1) – Let’s talk about job burnout
Jan15

Job Burnout (Part 1) – Let’s talk about job burnout

Job burnout? Yes job burnout. This is what I call “stress on a different level”. Researchers like Maslach, define burnout as a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job. There are 3 dimensions of burnout – overwhelming exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. I will discuss these 3 factors and what they mean through a case study for easy understanding. Meet my...

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