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As many employees continue to work remotely for the foreseeable future, stress and anxiety are on the rise. According to a recent survey of over 1,500 US adults from FlexJobs and Mental Health America, 42% of those employed say their current stress levels are either high or very high. Four in 10 employees reported experiencing burnout during the pandemic, and many said their companies did not encourage conversations about ways to improve mental health.
Managers play a key role in directly addressing the mental health needs of their employees and de-stigmatizing mental health conversations in the workplace.
They can do this by scheduling check-ins that go beyond small talk and simple “how are you” questions. This shouldn’t be a routine meeting where managers simply check the box for talking to their employees, but rather an opportunity to truly listen and help employees be more aware of the causes of their stress.
It can be difficult to know where to start, especially if there isn’t already a level of trust and rapport established. Managers should use open-ended questions to guide their discussions and build their relationships to a point where employees feel comfortable bringing their whole self to work and sharing …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy