This first appeared on Forbes on September 20, 2021.
McKinsey & Company's annual Women in the Workplace report is the largest study of its kind. The 2021 report was just released, and while highlighting the expected struggles of underrepresentation, intersectional experiences, and burnout, the following quote from a woman VP stood out: "I definitely think emotional labor is being taken for granted. We're so focused on revenue as opposed to the skills required to manage teams remotely in a COVID world. I don't think those skills and emotional labor are being formally recognized or that there's any strong awareness around it."
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