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Occupational Burnout in Games 2024: Causes, Impact, and Solutions


In the last few years, awareness of occupational burnout and its consequences as a workplace crisis has increased. However, there are prevalent myths about burnout surrounding crunch, overwork, and toxicity that cause barriers to meaningful action within game studios about the syndrome.nnThis talk builds on the foundation of previous discussions of burnout at GDC by examining these myths and discussing tangible solutions. We will discuss what the latest research in the fields of psychology, neurology, and organizational behavior have found about burnout and how to address it. By doing so we'll deconstruct burnout myths and show how studios can ethically address the emotional and physical repercussions, prevent attrition, as well as save time and money.

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