Navigating workload and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand

Umbrella Wellbeing Report | May 2023

Numbers and data can help us tell a story. In this report we use Umbrella Wellbeing Assessment data to tell a story about how New Zealanders perceive their workload and the impact overwork, and underwork, can have on individual and workplace wellbeing. We also use the numbers to explain how decision-makers and business leaders can manage workload to create mentally healthy and high-performing workplaces.

Boosting wellbeing in remote teams

This report is a snapshot of how working Kiwis perceive their workload, with insights for organisations to create healthy workplaces that promote wellbeing.

Data from more than 7,000 New Zealanders reveals that 43% of  people have to neglect some of their work tasks because they have too much to do.

So, what does this number mean for business leaders and decision-makers?

About the data

Research findings are based on survey data collected during 2022 from working New Zealanders (N=7597) in a variety of organisations and industries (e.g., healthcare, utilities, construction and manufacturing, administration and retail).

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