Workplace burnout worse for women


poster female professionals losing ground in the workplace

Given the dumpster fireplace that was 2020, and the uncertainty about the place work will get performed after 18 months of the pandemic, is it any marvel that staff are extra burned than ever? What is probably extra disturbing is that the seventh annual Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey & Firm and reveals that the gender hole in burnout is getting wider.

This 12 months, 42% of women and 35% of males say they’re burned out, compared to 32% and 28% in 2020. And when it comes to illustration amongst staff, the damaged rung of the ladder nonetheless exists: For each 100 males promoted to supervisor, solely 86 women are promoted. That is an enchancment from the pre-COVID work panorama in 2019 when solely 72 women had been promoted or employed to supervisor for each 100 males.

The report attracts on knowledge from 423 organizations with a collective workforce of 12 million folks and surveys with greater than 65,000 workers. Among the many different notable findings:


  • Feminine senior leaders are 24% extra possible than their male counterparts to make sure their groups’ workload is manageable, and 60% extra possible to supply emotional assist to their groups.
  • Roughly one in 5 feminine senior leaders spends a considerable period of time on DEI work that isn’t central to their job, in comparison with lower than one in 10 males on the identical stage.
  • One in three women thought of downshifting/leaving/or switching jobs previously 12 months, up from one in 4 firstly of the pandemic.
  • Regardless of a 27% acquire in feminine illustration total on the C-suite stage, women of shade make up simply 4% at that place within the hierarchy (in comparison with 13% males of shade).
  • Women of shade are, by and huge, experiencing the identical microaggressions, relative to white women, at comparable frequencies, as they had been two years in the past.
  • In comparison with final 12 months, the hole between white workers seeing themselves as allies of women of shade and people taking motion has grown.

You may learn the total report here.