Prioritizing Mental and Emotional Health at Work is a Top Priority for Workers in 2023
“I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple.” These words of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during her resignation announcement last month prompted renewed discussions and coverage on workplace trends this CEO Research Project has covered extensively, from women going above and beyond in the workplace, to the difficulty of employee retention today, to the challenge of burnout and quiet quitting. A Purple Strategies survey of the Informed Public around the time of the announcement found that 43% of respondents’ work-related New Year’s resolutions include to have a better work/life balance and 30% want to prioritize their mental and emotional health.
Women and younger employees (18-34) are the most likely to choose prioritizing mental and emotional health (39% and 42%, respectively) over asking for a raise or completing professional trainings. CEOs leading in 2023 are wise to recognize the importance and priority of their employees’ mental and emotional health and well-being as they plan out the year ahead.
Continuing with a theme on CEOs and health, next week we’ll look at what initiatives CEOs have already put in place to help with employee health longevity.