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There’s no doubt that between COVID and its aftershocks, the war in Ukraine, and a potentially softening economy, many in the U.S. are feeling a low-level, ongoing stress across the board right now.

While society as a whole appears to be becoming more conscious and caring about mental health & wellbeing, actual action from employers isn’t matching up. A February 2023 survey of 10,243 global workers by think-tank Future Forum reported that 42% of U.S. workers say they feel burnout — its highest figure since May 2021.

It’s important to recognize that this is very likely affecting your workplace colleagues. That said, company leaders can take some simple steps to minimize the chance of stress becoming acute in their people, and help them become truly productive and creative instead.

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