It’s never been harder to ‘succeed’ in the corporate world.
On average we spend 90,000 hours of our life at work.
The only thing we spend more time doing is sleep.
And yet collectively we’re exhausted, burned out and bewildered by work.
75% of Gen-Z’s have left a company due to mental health concerns. (1)
(Meaning putting their well-being ahead of the company.)
1 in 6 of the working population of The Netherlands are currently out on burnout.(2)
(That’s a post pandemic figure.)
57% of U.S. and Canadian workers feel stressed on a daily basis.(3)
(The highest amount in the world.)
Burnout and related mental health issues at work costs the UK economy £35 billion. (4)
(Meaning mental health problems cost £1,300 for every employee in the UK)
And the impact the global economy is over a $1 trillion each year. (5)
(That’s every single year and rising.)
Knowing all this why would we continue working in the same way?
These statistics along with the frustration of hearing the increasing number of firsthand experiences and observations are the reasons I wrote
‘A Bad Hand, Played Well – How to own your 90,000 hours at work’
To give hope and permission to look at things differently.
To rethink how you use those precious hours of your life at work.
To take back control of your working journey.
And bring a bit of joy – yes, joy – to your daily life.
You have one life.
Make it a good one, on your terms.
Photo: Rachel Mcdermott for Unsplash.com
(1) National Institute of Mental Health, USA
(2) TNO: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
(4) Centre for Mental Health, UK
(5) McKinsey & Company