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‘A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1 trillion each year in lost productivity….’
(Source: WHO Mental health in the workplace, September 2017)
Companies which promote mental health and have psychological safety programmes in the workplace, are likely to see a drop in absenteeism, an uptick in productivity and benefit financially from improved employee performance and outcomes.
Programmes could cover areas such as:
ProSocial Matrix training
Values based goal setting for individuals and teams
Acceptance and Commitment training for staff
to name a few.
Practical strategies to start with can include:
Listening with intent – really pay attention to what employees and co-workers are saying without thinking ahead to what you want to say
Appreciate your employees for their successes. Too often the focus is on what’s going wrong.
Develop a culture of care and trust by engaging in deeper conversations
Encourage ownership and partnership in the decision-making process
Poor wellbeing can account for employees losing up to a third of their potential productivity.* Companies like Unilever, American Express and Prudential have implemented mental health programmes and are seeing the benefits positively affecting their bottom line.
The list of programmes available is extensive, but even small incremental changes can make inroads into ensuring that employees feel valued and supported at work, which can only benefit the organization and lead to greater productivity. *()
Script adapted from Dr Russ Harris, ACT for Beginners
Eastern Kentucky University Online
As we look back on another year that appears to have whizzed by, it’s worth asking ourselves a few simple questions. Some of us feel that we don’t have the time to think about things like our emotional well-being. After all, that wasn’t on our KPIs for the year!
Yet making the time to reflect on and review how the year has gone is something we should all do – seeing how far you have come is an excellent place to plan for where you would like to go next.
To help with this process, here are some questions to consider when thinking about your own mental well-being:
Who or what makes you laugh?
How do you manage stress?
What are some of the successes you have enjoyed this year? How could you replicate them or use those skills in the future?
Name some things you are grateful for this year, both at work and at home.
But perhaps the most crucial question to ask is: Who or what is important to you?
Identifying these areas is the first step in understanding what brings purpose and meaning to your life. Writing them down could help you take your life in the direction you want it to go. Carve out a little time over the holidays to think about this, as you set out your intentions for the year ahead.
Start next year with a greater clarity of purpose and meaning by reflecting on what has been.
Amazing results from introducing mindfulness to students
83% See Improved Focus
89% See Better Emotion Regulation
76% See More Compassion
79% See Improved Engagement
Why mindfulness is needed in education