NIKE Closes its Corporate Offices for Mental Health Break

Nike is closing its corporate offices this week to give its employees a paid, week-long mental health break ahead of its September return-to-office plans.

Matt Marrazzo, a senior manager for the Beaverton, Oregon-based shoe maker, confirmed the break in a LinkedIn post last week.

“Our senior leaders are all sending a clear message: Take the time to unwind, destress and spend time with your loved ones. Do not work,” he wrote. “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.

“It’s times like this that I’m so grateful to be a part of this team. In a year (or two) unlike any other, taking time for rest and recovery is key to performing well and staying sane,”

Marrazzo added.

“This past year has been rough — we’re all human! and living through a traumatic event! — but I’m hopeful that the empathy and grace we continue to show our teammates will have a positive impact on the culture of work moving forward.”


Source: LinkedIn /New York Post