When you consider the sheer amount of organizational change companies have experienced over the past 20 years, it’s no wonder people are feeling stressed at work.
Disruption became the rallying cry for many organizations, as they embraced the belief that non-conventional business models would lead to more growth opportunities.
Meanwhile, some companies opted to abolish the traditional hierarchical organizational structure in favor of a flat structure that eliminated titles, redefined roles and adopted shared responsibility.
Factor in the stress of a once-in-a-century pandemic, racial injustice, mass shootings and geopolitical events – and you’ve got the recipe for a totally stressed-out workforce.
According to Alight’s 2022 International workforce and wellbeing mindset report, nearly three-quarters (73%) of employees in the U.S. and western Europe rate their current stress levels as moderate to high and 34% say they are suffering symptoms of burnout.