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'Bare Minimum Mondays' Could Mean Productivity 'Hell' for the Rest of the Week, Expert Warns — Here's How to Prevent It Executive coach and Merging Path CEO Brooks E. Scott reveals what employers should do to stop burnout before it starts.

By Amanda Breen Edited by Jessica Thomas

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By now, you've probably heard of "bare minimum Mondays" — the latest TikTok-born workplace trend that's trying to find a way around burnout.

"Bare minimum Mondays" exemplify the ongoing "collective awareness" that employees have to start putting their mental and emotional health first — and stop accepting additional work and responsibilities without an increase in pay, Brooks E. Scott, executive coach and CEO of Merging Path, tells Entrepreneur.

Related: Experiencing Burnout? Here's How to Fix It. | Entrepreneur

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