The two-minute burnout checkup assesses stress levels on a scale of 0 to 10 for each of the six burnout components. Burnout is brought on by persistent stress from factors like workload, values, and community.
Burnout is caused by chronic stress, which can result in exhaustion, cynicism, and a sense of ineffectiveness. There are three core attributes of burnout: exhaustion, cynicism, and feeling ineffective. Chronic stress at work typically arises from six primary sources: workload, values, reward, control, fairness, and community. The more chronic stress an individual faces, no matter where it comes from, the closer they get to burnout. To track burnout status, a two-minute burnout checkup can be done by rating stress levels on a scale of 0 to 10 for each of the six burnout factors. While the total score is important, it is more useful to examine scores in each of the six categories. Consultation with a mental health professional or a test like the Maslach Burnout Inventory is recommended for a more reliable measurement of burnout status.