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Anxiety and work: The impact of anxiety on different generations of employees

Discussions of multigenerational issues in the workplace often quickly take the shape of Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen-X, Millennials and Gen Zs extoling the virtues of their cohort. Over the past few years, there has been a wealth of material published describing best practices for engaging each generation in the workforce, from communication preferences to leadership tips and tactics. What has not been fully explored is whether there are generational differences in how the workforce experiences personal problems.

This is the first in a 2-part series of white papers examining generational differences in the impact of anxiety and depression on work performance. This paper will explore the relationship between anxiety and declines in work performance through a multigenerational lens.This paper explores the relationship between anxiety and declines in work performance through a multigenerational lens.