For some, working from home proved to be less of a struggle than for others. Many of us benefited from flexible working and having autonomy to decide how we structured our work day.
For others, working from home led to feelings of social isolation, the fear of missing out and to de-motivation.
Employers are recognising that the wellbeing of their employees should be paramount, and this is particularly the case when staff may be coming back into the workplace.
Providing spaces for employees to connect with each other, whether online or physically, can build resilience in the work community.
Companies should ensure that leadership and management recognise mental health challenges and should de-stigmatise discussing mental health at work by leading discussions so that everyone realises the importance of the issue.
Implementing strategies to create a supportive workplace culture is important. You can do this by: encouraging team work and collaboration; discouraging gossip and rumours; promoting mentoring and coaching amongst employees, and having transparent and accountable communication processes
A negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems so make sure that your company steps up to break the stigma of mental health issues in the workplace and create a healthy working atmosphere.
If you would like your company to help your workforce thrive, get in touch with BC Training Solutions today.