In this episode Garth and Jane Halonen (University of West Florida) interview Christina Maslach from the University of California, Berkeley. This was the West Coast swing of the last leg of the 2023 PsychSessions East Coast Tour. When you have one of the world’s leading experts on burnout sit down for a podcast interview, what do you talk about? Burnout! This conversation travels across so many relevant issues for both individual employees and workplace environments, from the matching of values and the importance of fit to solutions being more work-environment-focused rather than individually-focused. The burnout mantra is discussed (doing more with less), and how most of us are not good at subtracting tasks from our work-life. Performance reviews are discussed as well as key research questions in the burnout literature, and more!
You may be interested in Christina’s new book called The Burnout Challenge: Managing People’s Relationships with Their Jobs.