August is National Wellness Month.
For 68% of employees and 81% of the C-suite, improving their well-being is more important than advancing their career.
In a new study, Deloitte is warning that employees and the C-suite will no longer put up with the jobs that make them anxious, stressed, and fatigued.
(1) Employees are struggling in all four areas of well-being
% employees self-reported not feeling “good”
(2) Employees want leaders to challenge conventional ways of working and be more future-oriented – e.g., pilot a four-day workweek or create no-zoom meeting day.
Fewer than 6 out of 10 employees say their company embeds well-being into the flow of daily work and workplace culture.
Deloitte recommends several well-being practices for managers and companies to consider:
– Encourage employees to take breaks during the day.
– Introduce a ban on after-hours emailing.
– Require employees to take time-off.
– Train managers on matters of health and well-being.
– As a manager, set a better example by being open about your own well-being.
Only 22% of employees say that their leaders share information about their well-being with them.
According to Deloitte, 55%+ employees may soon quit for a more supportive job.
Teamraderie experiences can help your managers to act decisively and become ambassadors of workplace well-being.