Charlie Mullins takes a dive into the current productivity puzzle Britain is trying to solve, touching on training, wages and the new snowflake generation.
While we can’t always avoid the challenges and set-backs we inevitably face in life and in business, we can take steps to strengthen our resilience to be better prepared for when the road gets bumpy.
According to Business in the Community’s Mental Health at Work report, 77 per cent of employees have experienced symptoms of poor mental health at some point, and 29 per cent have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.
The UK has been steeped in a culture of overtime, leading to numerous moments of stress which, when not taken care of, could stack up and place pressure on your mental health.
The Thriving at Work report commissioned by prime minister Theresa May at the beginning of the year is now complete, and it sets out ways businesses and government can make a combined effort of boosting staff mental health.
Mental health problems make up the bulk of reasons behind absenteeism and presenteeism, so if you want to decrease both then first boost staff morale and wellbeing.
Next up in our mind control series is John Dean, CEO of Punter Southall Health and Protection, who suggests our pattern of working hard and recovering over the weekend only boosts ill health.
Much research has been dedicated to how staff pick up habits from business owners and management teams like “the common cold”. Taking care of your wellbeing is no different.
As World Mental Health Day took place, we’ve highlighted a few of the many companies that expressed the importance of mental wellbeing – one of which planned to sell one TV star’s tears.
In terms of productivity, since every business is different, arguably there’s no one-size-fits-all answer.
Reed.co.uk is a well-established job site, running a marketing campaign equally as well-known. Who hasn’t heard of the knight in shining armour helping people love Mondays? Well, that same knight seems to be helping the company’s own workforce as well.
Don’t assume to know the root cause behind employee mental health problems. And even if it’s a “simple issue” like a lack of sleep, you shouldn’t expect them to “snap out of it”.