Boreout syndrome is a psychological disorder, mainly due to the lack of sufficient quantitative or qualitative work needs in the workplace, resulting in low mental overload.

July 30, 2021

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This article is from our Spanish version Use artificial intelligence technology. There may be errors in this process.

Over the years, more and more people are dissatisfied with their work. Employees report that the tasks they complete and the meetings they hold are tedious. In addition, the working hours are long and the relationship with the boss deteriorates.

This boring and permanent negative emotion has been considered by different experts to be Boreout syndrome, and it has become an unchanging fact for a new generation of people.

In addition, according to a survey conducted by the OCC Mundial job search platform in Mexico, 75% of 700 workers said they were dissatisfied with their employment status, and 87% maintained a permanent search through online job exchanges.

There is a deep sense of anxiety and underestimation hidden behind the panorama, Camilo Arbeláez explained, he is the chief executive officer and director of a psychotherapist. In treatment For some time, the platform has been providing online psychotherapy services in Mexico.

“Boreout syndrome is a psychological disorder, mainly due to the lack of sufficient quantitative or qualitative work needs in the workplace, which leads to low mental load. This in turn will bore the new generation in the short to medium term, who question their expectations for work. The imbalance between actual effort and actual effort”, Arbeláez emphasized.


The factors that contribute to this syndrome range from very practical work spaces that are overwhelming and demoralizing to lack of opportunities for job growth. However, experts emphasized three key points:

  1. Lack of goals: The collaborators have no deep connection with what they do and what they can achieve through their work.
  2. Lack of intellectual challenge: The collaborator did not find any requirements from his knowledge. On the contrary, his work was effortless and developed in a short period of time.
  3. Lack of prospects for progress: The collaborators believe that their professional development or work plan has obvious limitations. There is a feeling of stagnation.

Boredom syndrome can affect the productivity, mental health, and emotional health of the organization. This is also reflected in economic losses and human capital, which represents great value for companies. In addition, it can also cause symptoms of anxiety or depression.

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), Mexico ranks first in the world in terms of work pressure, and 75% of its workforce is in this state. This is followed by China (73%) and the United States (59%).

A study conducted by Dan Malachowski for AOL and Salary.com showed that 15% of office workers suffer from this syndrome.

However, if you achieve a healthy workplace and prevent the development of psychological barriers, you can avoid a bad organizational atmosphere, employee boredom, and reduce the possibility of financially impacting costs.
“Furthermore, it is important to promote mental health, recognizing the positive aspects of the work done and the strengths of the employees,” Arbeláez concludes.

In the first six months of this year, the Enterapia platform has successfully collaborated with more than 8 companies and more than 1,000 Latin Americans to solve problems related to work stress, work stress, and psychological barriers. Its goal is to let the organization understand the relevance of these, and in this way, by the end of 2021 will be able to reach more than 20 companies and more than 39,000 meetings.



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