Burnout is the result of mismatches between the workplace and the worker, in six critical areas. Innovative answers to this challenge need to modify the job-person relationship by managing chronic job conditions, so that people can work smarter rather than just harder.
Christina Maslach, PhD, Professor of Psychology (Emerita)
Maslach is best known as the pioneering researcher on job burnout. Her latest book iThe Burnout Challenge: Managing Peoples Relationships with their Jobs (2022). The impact of her work is reflected by the official recognition of burnout as an occupational phenomenon with health consequences by the World Health Organization in 2019. Among her other honors are: Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1991 --"For groundbreaking work on the application of social psychology to contemporary problems"), Professor of the Year (1997), and her inclusion in Business Insiders 2021 list of the top 100 people transforming business.