The fall season is a beautiful time. Falling leaves, Halloween, and executives are gathering in boardrooms to discuss the future of their companies. But while you’re focusing on your company’s financial health, how much attention are you paying to its mental health?
Let’s discuss why supporting your employee’s mental health is more important now than ever.
We Bring the Office Wherever We Go
Back in the day, before every one of us had a smartphone, employees could step away from work at the end of the day and relax. Smartphones and technology have significantly expanded our capabilities, but they also pressure employees to stay in the loop.
Because of this impact on our lives and the greater expectations that companies place on their employees, it is our duty as business leaders to step up and ensure our teams are not overwhelmed by around-the-clock communication.
Prevents Churn and Talent Loss
As more rival businesses pop up in your industry and community, your employees have more available job opportunities—requiring you to be as competitive in your employee benefits as you are with your products.
Improving your focus on employee mental health won’t just make your team happier but will also save you from the stress of having to hire and train new staff.
We’re In a New, More Stressful World
It’s been said a thousand times already, but COVID-19 has changed our world. It’s increased our anxiety about our health, but it’s also deprived us of the social activities that support our mental health.
Our coworkers are now the very few people we engage with outside of our families. That means a greater responsibility on managers to make sure that the team respects and appreciates each other.
Ensuring your employees feel valued in this turbulent time will keep your company afloat and build a strong bond for the world after COVID-19.
Managing mental health, whether it’s your own or your team’s, requires a balance of compassion and action. If you’re interested in learning how you can support your team, check out Zuwaina and Tharshiga’s mental health workshop and find strategies that can work for you.