Freudenberger's 12 stages
This model of burnout starts with a certain set of personal attributes. However what Freudenberger does not indicate within these stages is that when combined with a dysfunctional work situation, a career mismatch or other significant work related stressors the burnout descent can lead into or overlap a frank mental illness.
This process is entirely preventable, diagnosable, treatable and curable.
However, once burnout reaches the mid or lower levels in these twelve stages ,the time frame for recovery can reach years.
The cost to the organisation, the health services, colleagues, family and the individual is high