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NIKE offices closed for seven days to give employees a mental break

Lawstreet Journal 3 Sep 2021 6:49pm

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The global apparel and well known shoe brand -  Nike has closed its corporate offices for a week putting some of its employees mental health ahead of productivity, so that they get additional time to rest and recover and enjoy the holidays with their families.

The decision is taken for those who work at the company headquartered near Beaverton.

Commenting on the move, senior manager at Nike, Matt Marrazzo had posted on his LinkedIn page, “It’s not just a ‘week off’ for the team … It’s an acknowledgment that we can prioritize mental health and still get work done.”

Another employee had stated, “It’s not only a chance to recharge and keep us together, but also a thank you for an impressive year."

An Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law- Liz Tippett said that it is a good move by company.

“I like raising the focus of mental health as a basis for people to take their time off, not just when they’re physically ill,” Tippett said, “I think it’s important to recognize the role mental health plays for workers and worker well-being.”

Retail stores of Nike are still open.

“If it is the case that part-time workers in a retail store are expected to come to work, whereas headquarter offices are not, that also sends a message about which kind of workers they care about and are willing to invest in,” Tippett further noted.

In the year of 2019, The World Health Organization recognized workplace burn out… Continue Reading...

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