Nov. 19, 2020
Brigid Schulte was a guest on WNYC's The Takeaway to discuss burnout in the time of COVID:
No matter who you are, there’s a good chance you or someone in your life is experiencing some form of burnout right now. Medical workers are increasingly burning out—facing extreme exhaustion both physically and mentally—but so are everyday people: parents, people living alone, even kids.
Those who have jobs during this time may be working more hours—or just trying to work in difficult circumstances—and are feeling it… and those who have lost their jobs to COVID-19 are dealing with the weight of searching for work in the toughest job market in years.
But this pandemic is still going to be with us for a while, and we need to find ways to adapt, and that includes learning how to recognize burnout, how to avoid it, and how to recover from it.
The Takeaway spoke with Geri Puleo, President and CEO of Change Management Solutions and creator of the “Burnout During Organizational Change Model” or the B-DOC model, and Brigid Schulte, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, director of the Better Life Lab at New America and author of “Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One has the Time.”