Mental health: C-suite struggles in the pandemic
Rachel Ranosa (Human Resources Director)
The view from the top for most C-level executives reveals a slightly different experience of life in the pandemic, with senior leaders purportedly struggling with remote working.
In a new study from Oracle and Workplace Intelligence, more than four in five C-suite executives (85%) reported issues with working out of a traditional office environment. These hurdles ranged from leaders’ purported lack of technical proficiency – especially when using new tools – to the absence of face-to-face collaboration. Among their concerns were:
Problems with collaborating virtually (39%)
Increased stress and anxiety (35%)
Lack of workplace culture (34%)
Difficulties learning new technology (29%)
It wasn’t just the sudden change of environment or working style that made teleworking challenging for top leaders. The disruption that swept across industries in the wake of COVID-19 also left an impact on leaders’ mental health: 53% said they faced mental health issues at work since the global health crisis began. The figure is higher than the number of employees who experienced the same (45%).
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