Through all of this, we still haven’t addressed the tough parts.
Sure, we’ve offered time off. We’ve told people it’s OK to not be OK. We’ve offered mental health apps for free. Maybe we’ve even offered more significant mental health benefits, or done sessions during the workday on stress and burnout.
What we haven’t done in many cases are the harder things, like creating a culture that is not rewarding all of the things we encourage employees not to do.