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Boreout!: overcoming workplace demotivation

Boreout!: overcoming workplace demotivation

Rothlin, Philippe; Werder, Peter R

This book explores demotivation in the workplace, which is caused by a lack of challenge at work because of repetitive and monotonous tasks, a lack of interest in the job, and downright boredom. Employees have given up and become resigned to their situation, while they suffer what is effectively the opposite of office burnout. Boreout has become widespread among employees around the world, although the problem is only recently being recognized by employers. The dangerous effects of boreout should not be underestimated: dissatisfaction, weariness and the loss of zest for life - not to mention the economic problems, caused by bored employees spending hours of company time surfing the net. In this fascinating new book, the authors bring to light this prevalent phenomenon and show employees and employers how to recognise boreout and avoid its consequences. Whether you are an employee suffering from this draining condition, or an employer looking to prevent any of your staff from falling into the boreout trap, this title is essential reading

Book. English.
Published London: Kogan Page, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Philippe Rothlin & Peter Werder
ISBN: 0749453397, 9780749453398
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [135]-136) and index.
Physical Description: [xiii], 141 p. ; 23 cm.
Subject: Job satisfaction.; Performance.; Employee motivation.

Author note

Philippe Rothlin studied law and business administration at the University of St Gallen and holds an MBA from ESADE Business School. He has been working as a project manager in the banking sector for many years. He is co-founder of the advertising agency Gruetzi, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and works as a business strategy consultant.

Peter Werder studied journalism, philosophy and musicology at the University of Zurich, and he has a PhD in Philosophy. He has been working as a journalist and public relations consultant for many years. He is now in charge of the communications department of a major company in Switzerland.

The authors hold seminars and consult with companies on questions regarding boreout. Find out more about boreout at