Never stop working | Motivational quotes slammed for causing burnout

Motivational quotes slammed for causing burnout

A cursory glance over LinkedIn or Twitter will yield any number of generic ‘motivational’ posts, designed to inspire and encourage workers to perform at their best; however, do these posts actually spread positivity, or are they actively encouraging workers to push themselves too hard?

An op-ed published by Journalist Matt Chittock on the Metro this morning stated that although such quotes may be intended to simply inspire, constantly pressuring workers into dedicating all their time and energy into their work is in fact only promoting a culture of burnout and poor work-life balance.

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Comments (1)

  • Boris
    Tue, 20 Aug 2019 1:30pm BST
    Totally agree that these messages are pushing staff to work harder and ignoring their mental health, however, employers are just as much to blame. At no point do most employers ask their work force how they are, or if they're coping. Small changes across the board are needed to bring this need to overwork back to a safer level for the staff, no just look at money in the employers pocket.