The world is facing a ‘giant storm’ of stress and burnout that is exacerbated in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Richard Sutton's 'Stressproof' speaks to the crisis currently facing the professional landscape and outlines the conundrum of stress and its performance advantage versus its destructiveness.
As the Fourth Industrial Revolution
gains more momentum, new technologies have and will continue to, change the
nature of work in every industry and occupation. Automation and capital are substituting
labour so it is not a question of if, but to what extent and over what period
of time. The global recalibration of businesses has impacted employment growth,
a trend that has been visible for over a decade and one that has been
exacerbated by the pandemic.