You don’t need a degree in rocket science to work out that both physical and mental health problems costs businesses globally billions in lost productivity. One issue is that when a worker is suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, there’s no easy cure. It’s a long old haul and where absence becomes akin to permanent, additional pressure is placed on leaders and colleagues to mitigate an absence.
It was interesting then for me to read this post online about how management can prevent colleagues slipping into depression and absence, but what actually is causing it.
I’ve no doubt that my recent well-documented mental health problems could have been preventable in the workplaces where I was treated badly, not supported, which made me go off long-term and eventually leave the career I’d stuck at for almost 30 years.
You can read the article here.