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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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CASTRO, Fernando Gastal de. Burnout and historical complexity. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.1, pp. 49-60. ISSN 1984-6657.

The aim of this article it is to reflect on burnout as a phenomenon linked to the failure of the project of to bebeing under within an historical complexity. We seek to clarify, first, as how the emotional exhaustion at work (burnout) is characterized as an integral part of a broader phenomenon of a growth ofgrowing malaise within organizations of worldwide. We Thenthen , seek to is understoodand that this growth of maleise malaise at work, and of burnout in particular, of from an interdisciplinary point of view, seeking by to crossing the existential, organizational, socio-economic, and historical levels. Finally, it weis concluded that burnout and the growing malaise in the workplace, appear to be linked to an organizational and socio-economic logic, resulting from of an historical historical process of transformation process of transformation offrom the Fordist-Taylorist mode of production Fordist-Taylorist toward the flexible production mode. The phenomenon of burnout, therefore, implies calls for understanding of present-day today's historical complexity, which canable to reveal the meaning of the social and organizational processtransformations underway, and make prompt us to wonder question about the forms of praxis that they engender.

Palavras-chave : Burnout; Malaise at Work; Historical Complexity.

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