Why and How to Support Employee
Covid19 Has Escalated the Existing Global Mental and Emotional Health Crises
Pandemic response has been primarily focused on physical and economic survival.
In 2019 it was reported in a study commissioned by the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable that one in five adults suffer from a mental or emotional health challenge.
Stress has been called the "health epidemic of the 21st century" by the World Health Organization and is estimated to cost American businesses up to $300 billion a year.
That was before the pandemic.
As its ripple-effect continues, difficulties are escalating with added anxiety, stresses, uncertainty, and the mental and emotional toll of drastic change and pandemic fatigue in every area of life as it was.
What You and Your Company or Organization Do Now Matters
In a recent article in the Harvard Business Review - Coronavirus is Putting Corporate Social Responsibility to the Test - senior Harvard lecturer Mark Kramer said:
are among the benefits to a company [or organization's] legacy when it goes out of its way to help.
The Crucial Importance of Empathy
A November 2020 Bloomberg CEO Town Hall meeting addressed employee stress and burnout through the lens of the emotional toll of the pandemic and diversity and inclusion.
Panelists including the CEO of Verizon Business, Tami Erwin, and Joy Fitzgerald, Eli Lilly Vice
President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer emphasized the importance of:
Strengthen Your Company by Empowering Others
When a person is stressed or something's bothering them, they can't effectively be present and productive.
Because people are often hesitant to reach out for help, the effects can be heartbreaking.
Tami Erwin talked about the example of the well- loved and respected doctor in a pandemic-overrun hospital who committed suicide earlier in 2020. No one knew the depth of her despair.
Burnout isn't limited to healthcare workers or first responders:
Bridging the Gap
A recent Forbes article stated the following five suggestions for supporting employee emotional well-being and mental health:
Proactively helping a person empower themselves comes back to you many times over.
A Simple Solution
What's going on in your world? Within your company or organization?
To assist you in empowering your employees and associates, I've created a digital download Toolkit. A step-by-step walk through of the:
To learn more about My SOS Need it Now! Emotional Feel Better Toolkit - Your Workbook Guide to Emotional Well-Being During Challenging Times, click here.
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