Mental Health

Mental Health in the Workplace: Let’s stop striving for perfection and start making progress by Jaclyn Potts

In recent times, more and more attention is given to the importance of mental health in the workplace. We now know what is at stake when we don’t create safe, sound working environments. In Australia, mental health compensation claims annually cost $145.9 million and the resulting absenteeism costs a further $4.7 billion.

What is the role of flexible working in business today with Suzie Lewis

We conducted a Q&A interview with Suzie Lewis, Managing Director at Transform for Value, around business transformation, strategic organisational change, and the importance of inclusion and wellbeing within an organisation.
 

Could you introduce yourself and what you do?

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective by Ashley Lipman

Are great leaders born or made? Some would argue that only those born with certain personality traits grow up to be leaders. Others argue that leadership skills are developed as one grows, through practice and education. Most likely, both factors play a significant role in how someone turns out.

How to engage employees: win their hearts and their minds

Engaging employees is one of the most critical components of building successful businesses, yet how to achieve it remains elusive. Some approaches focus on the reasons for change and appeal to employees critical thinking. Yet without also incorporating a ‘why’ to change, that is the emotional connection to the work, employee engagement is less.

The Human Givens Approach by Roderic Yapp

We have an expectation that people should understand us.

Understand our perspective, our reasoning and our expectations from other people.

The problem with this is that we rarely know ourselves.

We don’t often know what we want out of life. We don’t know what makes us happy. And we rarely know why we behave in certain ways.

If you disagree, can you answer the questions above?

What every manager needs to know about mental health: a glimpse into the basics of achieving well-being at work by Karolina Silva

Mental health at work should matter to all of us. It shouldn’t be seen as something that stops when we leave our home to go to work. It, unfortunately, does not work like that, because our circumstances are comprised of every aspect of our lives (work, family, society). Apparently, it is still somewhat taboo to talk about mental health despite the fact that it is being addressed more and more. Maybe this is because it might reflect our own drawbacks or, even worse, because it could compromise our future as employees if we dare mention anything related to it at work.