This years Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.
According to HSE, in 2016/17 12.5 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety and there are six main areas that have impacted employee stress levels.
Why we can’t shout loud enough about how important effective communication is.
Imagine if all employees were able to comfortably discuss the above areas with their managers. Imagine the impact a manager could have on an employee if they were willing and trained to help improve their employees personal situations?
Effective communication allows people to strengthen relationships and prevent misunderstandings. Having a safe place to talk about your problems and stresses actually help to relieve stress and anxiety.
There is no work you and personal you – there is just you.
We’ve all heard that work and life politics should stay separate, but the truth is that whatever is happening in your personal life will impact your work life and vice versa. You can’t show up authentically positive to work if you’ve had a difficult situation happen to you that morning at home.
That’s why Lea_p make Leadership personal.