McKinsey, an international consulting company, conducted a large-scale survey among executives and employees in 11 countries and found that the biggest fear of employees is not loss of earnings, but worsening mental health. CNN notes that the majority (62 percent) of respondents admitted that the pandemic is negatively affecting their condition. This is most often spoken about in China, India and Brazil.
Other problems triggered by the epidemic include feelings of disunity, lack of opportunities for growth, and the need to combine work with caring for children and families.
The survey was conducted among 1,100 executives and 2,656 employees from 11 countries. Despite the fact that the vast majority of companies have reorganized their workflow and introduced employee benefits, only one employee in six now feels the support of management.
Earlier, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the mental health of millions of people. “COVID-19 has affected the mental health of millions in terms of the anxiety and fear it causes, and the disruption of mental health services,” explained the head of the organization, Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus.