2020 challenged us to the core. I won’t belabor what we already know—we had a global pandemic and a year of political and social unrest in the United States that tested every part of our being, most notably our mental health. Quite simply, 2020 burned us out.
But a fascinating new report from Glint on workplace wellbeing confirmed something surprising I had been suspecting about 2020: Despite a marked rise in burnout risk, people were actually happier at work. You read that right—happier! How is this possible?
To me, it’s explained by the difference between burnout and happiness.