It has become quite clear that a pandemic requires organisations to have a resilient workforce comprising members with high levels of energy, enthusiasm and positivity. However, as per a Mercer study of global talent trends, it appears that there has been a drastic drop in the number of energised employees.
From about 74 per cent energised employees in 2019, the number has dropped to 63 per cent in 2022, worldwide. This is probably the lowest in about seven years since the annual study began.
Interestingly, amongst the generations, Gen Y seems to be more energetic than Gen Z, with 65 per cent Gen Y reporting high energy levels at work and 55 per cent of Gen Z reporting low energy levels.
When it comes to genders, 57 per cent women report low energy levels at work, while a significant 69 per cent men report high energy levels.
Geographically speaking, high energy levels at work are noticed in China, India, Brazil, Hong Kong, Canada and Mexico, whereas low energy levels are reported from the workplaces in the UK, Singapore, the Middle East, Japan and the US.
While 39 per cent of people in the UK report low energy levels, 46 per cent report the same in the Middle East , 56 per cent in Japan, 56 per cent in the US and 44 per cent in Singapore. China has the maximum number of highly energised people at work, at 85 per cent, followed by India, at 84 per cent. Brazil has 73 per cent, Hong Kong 72 per cent, Canada 71 per cent and Mexico 68 per cent of energised people at work.
Industry wise, the lowest energy levels are seen in people in the healthcare sector. In life sciences, a whopping 76 per cent workers feel energetic, followed by 74 per cent in the technology sector, 70 per cent in the chemicals industry, 68 per cent in the energy industry and 68 per cent in the financial services industry.
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