woman at computer Millennial managers are finding it more difficult than managers from other generations to monitor and identify opportunities to support direct reports who might need help. (Photo: Josep Suria/Adobe Stock)

As U.S. employers reimagine the workplace while also navigating the “Great Resignation” —the recent trend of workers leaving their current roles for new opportunities—a supportive and healthy workforce is more important than ever. Many managers, and millennial managers in particular, have taken on the challenge of supporting employees’ well-being during this difficult time.

However, MetLife’s new study, “Caught in the Middle: Managers in the Wake of COVID-19,” finds that while millennial managers are stepping up to support employees’ well-being, they are often sacrificing their own. Millennial managers, in fact, are significantly more likely to say they are burned out (42%) than managers of any other generation (34% Gen Z, 27% Gen X, and 21% Boomers) and individual contributors (30%).

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