Nike is the latest business to adopt a policy that closes its office for one week to allow workers time to fully recharge and reflect.
“Nike HQ is also powering down for a full week off starting next Monday. Our senior leaders are all sending a clear message: Take the time to unwind, destress and spend time with your loved ones. Do not work,” wrote Matt Marrazzo, senior manager of global marketing science at Nike on LinkedIn.
More and more companies including Nike, Mozilla, Hootsuite, and several others have made the decision to prioritize the wellness of workers by closing offices down for a week.
The pandemic has led to society-wide trauma, and many people have had little time to truly process how this era has impacted their mental health. Now, the once sought-after hustle culture has gone extinct among much of the corporate world.
Companies have finally come to terms with the fact that without a mentally healthy workforce, their operations and overall culture suffer.
While the past year has undoubtedly altered how the world views workplace operations, with remote working finally being embraced, it has also led to an uptick in burnout.
As a result, the corporate universe is finally accepting the fact that the old ways of operating may have never been the most optimal.