Mental wellbeing at work: The German workplace 2021

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How organisations promote mental wellbeing at work.


Our anonymous study on mental wellbeing shows how employees in Germany really view their workplace. We look at:


  • The lack of resources for mental wellbeing.
  • The greatest mental stress factors for HR professionals compared to non-HR employees.
  • Advice from experts on how to create a work environment that promotes mental wellbeing.
  • Solutions to create a positive work environment.
  • A survey with more than 2,000 participants.
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Mental stress at work


According to the German Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists, one in three adults will suffer from a mental illness in the course of a year. We have also been observing a continuous increase in absenteeism in German companies for a number of years due to psychological illnesses. 


In light of this, we were more than surprised to find out that companies have been slow to comply with the legal obligation to conduct mental risk assessments in the workplace, which has been in place in Germany since 2013. This is what our latest study on mental wellbeing in the workplace, with 2,100 respondents, showed.


However, mental wellbeing and motivation are closely linked:


✔️ Employees with high levels of mental wellbeing are also the most engaged at work!


Therefore, it is our responsibility as employers to develop strategies that support employees in dealing with stress and challenges and offer a healthy work-life balance. This in turn has a positive impact on wellbeing and increases motivation in everyday work.



The main risks to mental health


Our study reveals German employees’ state of mental wellbeing and what employers can do to prevent workplace stress to promote employee mental health. 


During this process we identified mental stress factors in the workplace, which included, among others: 

  • Poor team atmosphere
  • Poor communication
  • Lack of feedback on your tasks and performance
  • Lack of transparency
  • Poor leadership skills
  • Lack of a say in the workplace
  • Constantly too much or too little work
  • No clearly defined tasks or company goals
  • Work from home and the associated effects, such as the blurring of work and private lives.




✔️Download our free report now


Download our exclusive study now and start developing strategies to help your employees deal with stress and challenges and ensure a healthy work-life balance. 


With a mix of employee feedback and data analytics to constantly measure employee mental wellbeing and communicate tasks clearly to employees, you can now use our employee survey feature to plan for and obtain a successful mental wellbeing initiatives budget. Please click down below for more information.


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