I was so grateful to be part of a TEDx event and am even more grateful that the YouTube video of my presentation has resonated with so many people! Burnout vs. PTSD: More similar than you think… focuses on the glaring similarities that I discovered in my research leading to the Burnout During Organizational Change Model (B-DOC).
In my TEDx Talk, I noted that the Americans with Disabilities Act in the U.S. now considers PTSD as a de facto disability that requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for workers suffering from this condition. I speculated how drastically the workplace would change if employers finally did something to reduce chronic workplace stress that was burning out their workers.
It seems like I was on to something…
In May 2019, the World Health Organization identified burnout as a workplace phenomenon arising from chronic work stress. While W.H.O. did not go so far as to consider burnout to be a medical condition, it did acknowledge its existence and impact on employee well-being and mental health.
For more information on my B-DOC Model, you can download my white paper by clicking here. You can also watch my videos on workplace burnout on my YouTube Channel (Dr. Geri Puleo).
Many thanks to all of the 350,000 views who have watched and commented on my TEDx Talk! Woo hoo!
Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and Coaching company focused on eradicating workplace burnout through the B-DOC Model. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, keynote speaker, author, blogger, business coach, university professor, and researcher, you can contact her at www.gapuleo.com.