• Carole Katz

Boring work can be risky for organisations

Updated: May 27, 2019



Can we learn about the possible consequences of bad work design in the news? According to a news story that made headlines in 2016 boring work can be quite risky for organisations.


Click the link below to read a BBC news article about a Frenchman, who is suing his former employer for "bore out" - boredom's equivalent of burnout. Frederic Desnard claims his boring job turned him into a "professional zombie" and he wants 360,000 euros (about 582,000 Australian dollars) for being "killed professionally through boredom".


Read the full news story here.

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