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Cover of 'Stressproof: The Game Plan' by Richard Sutton (Supplied)
Cover of 'Stressproof: The Game Plan' by Richard Sutton (Supplied)

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.

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