Well-being in the Workplace

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Podcast
Who is productive, and who isn’t? Here’s how to tell.
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Article - McKinsey Health Institute
Reframing employee health: Moving beyond burnout to holistic health
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Interview
Author Talks: How to speak confidently when you’re put on the spot
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Article - McKinsey Health Institute
Present company included: Prioritizing mental health and well-being for all
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Podcast - McKinsey Health Institute
Beyond burnout: What helps—and what doesn’t
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Hand planting sprout in soil
Interview - McKinsey Health Institute
Leading with compassion: Prioritizing workplace mental health
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Toxic workplace behavior and employee burnout: Fix one, fix both
Interview - McKinsey Health Institute
Toxic workplace behavior and employee burnout: Fix one, fix both
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Friendly embrace
Article - McKinsey Health Institute
Heat waves, the war in Ukraine, and stigma: Gen Z’s perspectives on mental health
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Article
Employee mental health and burnout in Asia: A time to act
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Interactive - McKinsey Health Institute
Moving the needle on burnout: What does the data say?
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Article - McKinsey Health Institute
Addressing employee burnout: Are you solving the right problem?
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Article
Addressing the unprecedented behavioral-health challenges facing Generation Z
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Businesswoman looking fatigued
Podcast
The state of burnout for women in the workplace
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COVID-19 and burnout are straining the mental health of employed parents
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COVID-19 and burnout are straining the mental health of employed parents
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How affordable is mental healthcare? The long-term impact on financial health
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How affordable is mental healthcare? The long-term impact on financial health
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Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term
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Future proof: Solving the ‘adaptability paradox’ for the long term
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Overcoming stigma: Three strategies toward better mental health in the workplace
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
Overcoming stigma: Three strategies toward better mental health in the workplace
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Returning to work: Keys to a psychologically safer workplace
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Returning to work: Keys to a psychologically safer workplace
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Using digital tech to support employees’ mental health and resilience
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Using digital tech to support employees’ mental health and resilience
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‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again
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‘Back to human’: Why HR leaders want to focus on people again
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National surveys reveal disconnect between employees and employers around mental health
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National surveys reveal disconnect between employees and employers around mental health need
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Out of the shadows: Sustainably improving workplace mental health
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Out of the shadows: Sustainably improving workplace mental health
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Article
Help your employees find purpose—or watch them leave
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How to turn everyday stress into ‘optimal stress’
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
How to turn everyday stress into ‘optimal stress’
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Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development
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Psychological safety and the critical role of leadership development
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Mental health in the workplace: The coming revolution
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
Mental health in the workplace: The coming revolution
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Overcoming pandemic fatigue: How to reenergize organizations for the long run
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Overcoming pandemic fatigue: How to reenergize organizations for the long run
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Diverse employees are struggling the most during COVID-19—here’s how companies can respond
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Diverse employees are struggling the most during COVID-19—here’s how companies can respond
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Five ways to design a better mental-health future for a stressed-out workforce
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Five ways to design a better mental-health future for a stressed-out workforce
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The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships
Article - McKinsey Quarterly
The boss factor: Making the world a better place through workplace relationships
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Tuning in, turning outward: Cultivating compassionate leadership in a crisis
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Tuning in, turning outward: Cultivating compassionate leadership in a crisis
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How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis
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How to demonstrate calm and optimism in a crisis
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Liz Hilton Segel

To truly build a more resilient workforce and rebuild the economy in 2021 and beyond, employers should prioritize well-being, which is the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Businesses should treat well-being as a tangible skill, a critical business input, and a measurable outcome.

Liz Hilton Segel
Managing Partner, North America

Featured podcasts

The search for purpose at work
Podcast
The search for purpose at work
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Grief, loss, burnout: Talking about complex feelings at work
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Grief, loss, burnout: Talking about complex feelings at work
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COVID-19 and behavioral health: Consequences for companies and employees
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COVID-19 and behavioral health: Consequences for companies and employees
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Featured Interviews

Author Talks: Why burnout is an epidemic—and what to do about it

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Battling burnout: A conversation with resiliency expert Dr. Amit Sood
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How employers can improve their approach to mental health at work
How employers can improve their approach to mental health at work
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Improving mental health: An interview with One Mind’s Garen Staglin
Improving mental health: An interview with One Mind’s Garen Staglin
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Author Talks: Dambisa Moyo on how boards can work better
Author Talks: Dambisa Moyo on how boards can work better
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Author Talks: Hubert Joly on unleashing human magic
Author Talks: Hubert Joly on unleashing human magic
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Author Talks: Susan McPherson on building meaningful relationships—in business and in life
Author Talks: Susan McPherson on building meaningful relationships—in business and in life
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How wellbeing improves performance: An interview with Annastiina Hintsa
How well-being improves performance: An interview with Annastiina Hintsa
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Author Talks: Maggie Smith on loss, creativity, and change
Author Talks: Poet Maggie Smith on loss, creativity, and change
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Author Talks McKinsey Global Institute’s Peter Gumbel on searching for identity
Author Talks: McKinsey Global Institute’s Peter Gumbel on searching for identity
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Reenergizing an exhausted organization: A conversation with Admiral John Richardson
Reenergizing an exhausted organization: A conversation with Admiral John Richardson
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Psychological safety, emotional intelligence, and leadership in a time of flux
Psychological safety, emotional intelligence, and leadership in a time of flux
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Bryan Hancock

In one study more than 40 percent of respondents described a decline in mental health during the COVID-19 crisis, and nearly 40 percent of respondents said no one had called to ask, ‘How are you doing?’ Checking in on people is so important. It’s amazing, the extent to which it makes a difference.

Bryan Hancock
Partner, Washington DC

Featured blog posts

Everyone needs more of this one skill
Everyone needs more of this one skill
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Bill George
Lessons in leadership and well-being from Bill George
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Making work meaningful from the C-suite to the frontline
Making work meaningful from the C-suite to the frontline
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The future of the workplace Embracing change and fostering connectivity
The future of the workplace: Embracing change and fostering connectivity
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Promoting psychological safety starts with developing leaders
Promoting psychological safety starts with developing leaders
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Grief, loss, burnout: Navigating a new emotional landscape at work
Grief, loss, burnout: Navigating a new emotional landscape at work
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Zoning in and out of stress
Zoning in and out of stress
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Foster individual purpose within your organization
Foster individual purpose within your organization
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What to do when you’re awake at 3 a.m.
What to do when you’re awake at 3 a.m.
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Don’t stress out: how to build long-term resilience
Don’t stress out: how to build long-term resilience
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More sleep could impact your performance
Sleep more, work better: tips on getting more zzz’s
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Leaders: It’s OK to not know everything
Leaders: It’s OK to not know everything
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Additional Resources

Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare
Center for Societal Benefit through Healthcare
COVID Response Center
COVID Response Center