This excerpt is adapted from Extinguish Burnout (SHRM, 2019) by Rob & Terri Bogue. It is the third in a three-part series on the effect of burnout at work.
Our belief that we’re personally able to change our world, that we have control of our results in life, is a deep-seated belief that some might call a delusion. It allows us to proceed through our days without the fear that we’ll be wiped out by an asteroid tomorrow. Belief in our personal agency needs to find a place in the middle between powerless and omnipotent. We need to find an understanding of what we can and cannot do.
Originally published on SHRM.org. Read the full article here: https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/employee-relations/Pages/Manage-Demands-to-Maintain-Personal-Agency-.aspx