Don’t Let Your Best People Burn Out
In the contemporary workplace, the pervasive issue of stress affects both employees and employers on a global scale. However, not everyone experiences stress in the same way. Some individuals, due to a trait known as Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS), are more susceptible to burnout and stress-related challenges. SPS, characterized by heightened sensitivity to stimuli, influences how and when individuals experience stress, setting them apart from their counterparts. Surprisingly common, with evidence suggesting that over 30% of people may be affected, SPS is deeply rooted in the biology of those with a more sensitive central nervous system response and profound cognitive processing of various stimuli—ranging from physical to emotional elements encountered in daily life.