Mental Health as a Metric: Understanding Its Influence on Productivity and Profit

In today’s fast-paced business world, mental health is emerging as a critical metric that significantly influences productivity and profitability. While traditionally, discussions around mental health were taboo in many workplace cultures, there’s a growing recognition of its importance in fostering an effective workforce.

Mental health as a metric

This article explores how mental health impacts productivity, the benefits of prioritizing psychological well-being, and practical strategies businesses can implement.

The Link Between Mental Health and Productivity

Research consistently underscores a direct correlation between an employee’s mental health and their productivity levels. Mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression not only affect personal well-being but also significantly impact professional environments through decreased concentration, exhaustion, and a lack of motivation, all of which can impede an employee’s ability to perform optimally.…

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Tips for Improving Workplace Mental Health

Are you looking for ways to improve your workplace’s wellbeing and mental health? Mental health in the workplace has become an increasingly important topic as we increasingly recognize its impact on employee productivity and morale. Poor mental health can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, poor performance, reduced concentration, and absenteeism — all negative results that no business wants to experience.

Workplace mental health

Creating a positive working environment where employees feel supported should be a priority for any employer who wishes to retain productive staff members and ensure overall work satisfaction. This blog post will discuss practical strategies you can implement today to help create a healthier working environment!…

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What Needs To Change To Help Those With Anxiety Feel Supported At Work?

Anxiety can be a debilitating disorder that affects people from all walks of life. It doesn’t discriminate based on age, race, or socioeconomic status; anyone can be affected.

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Even though anxiety has been classified as a mental health issue since 1980 and is included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), some employers still don’t recognize it as an official disability – leaving many sufferers without essential accommodations like reduced hours or more flexible work environments.

In this blog post, we will delve into why this lack of recognition exists within certain organizations and understand what needs to occur for everyone with an anxiety disorder to feel supported while at work.…

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How Your Business Can Contribute to Mental Health Awareness Month

The United States has participated in Mental Health Awareness Month since 1949. Each May, we come together as a nation to raise mental health awareness and break down the stigmas and stereotypes surrounding mental illness. Mental health awareness and care have come a long way since Mental Health Awareness Month was first observed, but there’s always more work to be done.

Supportive workplace

As a business owner, there’s a lot you can do to promote Mental Health Awareness Month. You have influence and a platform you can use for good. Here are just some of the ways your business can contribute positively to Mental Health Awareness Month.…

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What Can Managers Do to Ensure Their Employees Are Mentally Healthy

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business world, it’s more important than ever for managers to ensure their employees are mentally healthy. Employees can easily become overwhelmed and burnt out with so much pressure to perform. Left unchecked, this can lead to serious mental health problems.

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So what can managers do to prevent this from happening? Quite a bit, actually. Let’s review what managers can do to ensure their employers are mentally healthy.

Promote a healthy work-life balance for employees

Having a good work-life balance has countless benefits. Employees with a good work-life balance might have increased morale, job satisfaction, and productivity.…

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How Neglecting Your Mental Health Can Hurt Your Bottom Line

Stress is reaching new heights with deadlines and corporate politics’ ever-increasing pressure. Though you might feel an intense sense of accomplishment when you get a proposal accepted or a project deadline met, the work doesn’t stop there.

Businesswoman dealing with mental health issue

There will always be one more thought to tweak for tomorrow’s meeting and another mountain of tasks to conquer. There are so many tasks in front of us that we lose focus on ourselves – our well-being.

Missing out on self-care can have disastrous effects on your health, affecting your ability to do your job well and keep up with the demands while on the clock or outside office hours.…

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8 Ways To Improve Your Productivity And Mental Health

During a pandemic, productivity and mental health may seem to function far apart from each other, but they actually work hand in hand. For many of us, including myself, there has been a lot of pressure to not only stay productive, but to accomplish more than ever before.

Productive employee on the job

Although many are working from home, maintaining productivity may be even more difficult right now due to the state of our mental health. Being quarantined in a confined space, unable to hug our loved ones, continuing to work full time while caring for children – and many more stressors can easily cause anyone’s mental health to deteriorate without adequate (or any) time for self care.…

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