Mental Health Matters: Employee Mental Health in 2023

Headspace partnered with Dimensional Research to conduct surveys that reflect the advancement and challenges in recognizing, valuing, and supporting mental health at work.

Here are the key insights:

Key Insights

  1. Instability, productivity pressure, and rising expectations are driving a sense of dread in the workplace. 87% of employees feel a sense of dread at least once a month, while 49% feel it at least once a week. This sense of dread only increases for leaders, with 55% of executive-level employees and 59% of CEOs feeling it at least once a week.
  2. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts benefit the entire workforce, particularly against polarizing global events. Over half of employees (54%) say their employer’s DEIB policy has a positive impact on their mental health.
  3. HR teams are under increasing pressure to support employees while maintaining their work responsibilities, with burnout and feeling overwhelmed by job responsibilities as the biggest drivers of dread.
  4. CEOs feel the need to keep a positive attitude, which is creating stress and a disconnect with employees.

Key Action Items

  1. Clearly outline responsibilities and allow for flexibility to create a more positive work environment.
  2. Train managers on how to talk about race and other aspects of identity in the workplace.
  3. Encourage HR leaders to put their own mental health first.
  4. Bring awareness to how you show up and set a "to be" list.
  5. Implement flexible work hours and locations to support employee mental health.

At Allganize, we value the mental health and well-being of our employees. That's why we offer a hybrid work environment, allowing our employees to work when and where they are most productive and comfortable—even spending a month away from the office if life is calling them to somewhere else. This flexibility not only supports their mental health, but also fosters deeper engagement and healthier teams. We believe that creating a supportive workplace is not only the right thing to do, but it's also beneficial to the bottom line and ultimately leads to a more effective workforce.