Global apparel and shoe company Nike is putting some of its employees’ mental health ahead of productivity.
It has closed its corporate offices for the week so employees can “enjoy additional time off to rest and recover,” according to a statement.
Matt Marrazzo, a senior manager at Nike, posted on his LinkedIn page: “It’s not just a ‘week off’ for the team ... It’s an acknowledgment that we can prioritize mental health and still get work done.”.
“I like raising the focus of mental health as a basis for people to take their time off, not just when they’re physically ill,” Tippett said.
While those in the corporate offices are getting the paid week off, others aren’t getting it at all.
In 2020 and 2021, companies began placing more of an emphasis on employees’ mental health by giving them more time off.
Microsoft said it’s added five “wellbeing days” to its paid time-off benefits globally to help employees prioritize their health. »