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Executives Feel the Strain of Leading in the ‘New Normal’

New data shows employee sentiment and experience scores dropping

Executives are reporting record-low experience and sentiment scores

Findings from the Future Forum Pulse show that executives’ sentiment and experience scores have dropped to record lows as leaders struggle to navigate shifting work models. Over the past year: 

  • Executive scores for overall satisfaction have dropped 15 percent. 
  • Executives now report 20 percent worse work-life balance and 40 percent more work-related stress and anxiety.
Burnout is on the rise, particularly among key groups
  • Burnout rose to 40 percent this quarter globally—an 8 percent rise from May—with the most significant increase in the U.S., where 43 percent of desk workers report feeling burned out.
  • There’s a notable gender gap between women and men on the issue of burnout, with female workers showing 32 percent more burnout than their male counterparts.
  • Younger workers are more likely to experience burnout, with 49 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds saying they feel burned out compared with just 38 percent of workers age 30 and older. 

Please select this link to read the complete executive summary from Future Forum Pulse.

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