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The Battle Against Burnout: Strengthening Work Relationships for the Next Generation

Work life is a constant struggle between demands and self-care, and for Generation Z, this balance is more challenging than ever. Deloitte's "Gen Z and Millennial Survey 2023 Denmark" provides us with deep insights into how we handle burnout while protecting our values in relation to our employers.

The Battle Against Burnout: A Concern for Generation Z

It's no secret that burnout is a serious concern for our generation. A whopping 52% of Gen Z in Denmark reports feeling burnt out due to the demands and pace of the working world. We juggle tasks, deadlines, and expectations, which can take a toll on our mental and physical well-being.

However, it's worth noting that we're not willing to sacrifice our core values and beliefs in the fight against burnout. A remarkable 45% of us have turned down a potential employer due to discrepancies between our personal convictions and the company's values.

This tells us that Generation Z is willing to take responsibility for our own well-being and say no to situations that threaten our values, even if it leads to some degree of uncertainty. It's an unwavering commitment to preserving our integrity in a world that constantly pressures us to compromise it.

Employer Relationships: Balancing Self-Care and Values

For companies, this is a valuable lesson to take to heart. It's no longer enough to offer competitive salaries and perks. Generation Z expects employers to share our values and create a work environment that promotes well-being and mental health.

Companies looking to attract and retain talent from Generation Z need to be mindful of this shift in workplace culture. They should invest in wellness programs, support flexible work arrangements, and encourage an open dialogue about mental health in the workplace.

Conclusion: Generation Z - Pioneers of Self-Care and Integrity


Generation Z stands at a crossroads in the working world, balancing burnout and safeguarding our values. We are willing to say no to employers who don't share our convictions, and we expect more than just financial rewards from our workplaces.


For companies willing to adapt to this shift, there's a tremendous opportunity to attract and retain the next generation of talent. Generation Z is not just demanding; we are also visionaries, shaping a work culture where self-care and integrity take center stage. The future of work is ours to shape, and we're doing it with integrity and mental health as our guiding principles.

/Define me wellness/


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