Burnout & Mental Health of Working Parents
Are you a working parent feeling apathy and fatigue?
McKinsey & Company’s latest report on parental burnout cites working parents face higher numbers and longer exposures to typical burnout stressors due to the multiple roles they play, and the reduced access to recovery. 90% working parents experiencing burnout report they are not getting the help they need from employers.
TOP WORKING PARENT STRESSORS:
❌ Lack work-life balance
❌ Increased responsibilities at work and home
❌ Concern for family psychological safety
❌ Loss social supports & increased isolation
PRACTICAL PREVENTATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS:
✅ Ask working parents what they need – being valued and included is critical
✅ Share own challenges as a senior leader – compassionate leadership elevates trust
✅ Provide health & wellbeing support – boosts resilience
✅ Build skill capability – education programs provide targeted solutions
With gaps, comes opportunity. We can keep more parents in the workforce…we can create more workplaces who are publicly endorsed by their working parents…we can build rich cultures of working parent mentors.
For full article from McKinsey & Co access here
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