There is an increase in stress in the workplace which are at an all time high since Spring 2021 according to recent studies from Future Forum, and women along with Gen Z employees are affected the most.
Polling was conducted among six countries including the United States and United Kingdom and over 40% have stated that they are burnt out, which the World Health Organization concluded is a result of an increase of mental distance from one's job.
There is no specific reason the burnout is hitting women and younger workers and adults, but experts agree that intersecting stressors from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic uncertainties have exceeded and contributed to the distress.
Denver based psychologist, Debbie Sorensen, said “younger millennials and Gen Z were raised with a lot of pressure to be high achievers, but are starting their careers in a chaotic landscape where they have little autonomy and freedom to find a meaningful, well-paid job.”
Because of this workers under 30 have been more likely to be targeted for job cuts which is creating a trend of detachment for Gen Z and young millennials to be less fulfilled in their professional lives.