Compliance with the regulations with which many consulting firms have been enriched, NOM-035 , has diverted attention from the problem of psychosocial risks in the workplace and has minimized it to a survey and a motivational intervention to “make you want to ”.
It is unfortunate that something so serious and recurrent receives such precarious treatment, and that with this it can be said that the norm is “met”. The emotions, the deep mental affectations, the permanent damage of this phenomenon is today one of the most serious public health problems.
To show it the way of exaggeration training and developing people in resilience is sometimes almost like asking, elegantly for masochism and rewarding it.
What would happen if we began to understand that this burnout is a collective phenomenon ? How would we see it differently when we begin to realize that if there is someone in this situation, it is very likely that there will be more? When will we understand that it is a chronic situation and not a circumstantial one?
Let’s not continue teaching people to “hold on” under the discourse of resilience , that is frankly inhuman. “Carlitos”, one of the survivors of the Los Andes accident, says that “each one has a different anxiety meter installed”.
The good guys are not the ones that endure heat and the bad guys the ones that get burned. Good organizations are those who are aware of their temperature and take steps to manage it properly.
And no, it is not about sending Andrés to rest for two weeks. For when he returns, he is going to enter, unknowingly, a burning house. And most likely it will burn.