Nike Close All Global Offices To Prioritise Employees' Mental Health
Nike have closed all their global offices this week to help ease employee burnout and stress. In a bold move to prioritise mental health, the global sporting giant has given employees the option to take time off this week in advance of a planned return to the office in the northern Fall season.
Nike’s senior manager of global marketing science Matt Marrazzo took to LinkedIn to clarify the move, stating that the closures are intended to help employees de-stress and unwind away from their desks.
‘It’s times like this that I’m so grateful to be a part of this team. In a year (or two) unlike any other, taking time for rest and recovery is key to performing well and staying sane,’ Marrazzo wrote.
‘This past year has been rough – we’re all human! and living through a traumatic event! – but I’m hopeful that the empathy and grace we continue to show our teammates will have a positive impact on the culture of work moving forward.’
Back in May, Nike revealed that employees would be brought back to the headquarters in Beaverton in September with a ‘3-2 flexible work model’, which allows employees to work remotely up to two days a week.
Amid the news from the Swoosh, we can see other brands following suit with their own employees. We all need a bit of R&R every now and then!
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