professional lives, have led to a rise in mental health issues. A study
conducted by WHO highlights that over 300 million people suffer from
depression. Many of these people also suffer from anxiety.
may lead to physical and mental health problems, harmful use of substances or
alcohol, absenteeism and lost productivity. Workplaces that promote mental
health and support people with mental disorders are more likely to reduce
absenteeism, increase productivity and benefit from associated economic gains.
It is important to maintain a healthy work- atmosphere to ensure that the
employees stay happy, secure and productive.
companies should promote mental health:
their job, they perform better and are less likely to leave the job. This
brings down the attrition rate of the company.
happy, their level of productivity shoots up. When a person is unhappy, their
productivity level dips drastically.
employees have better results financially as well as operationally. Revenues
across companies listed in “Fortune’s top 100 companies to work for”
increased an average of 22% in one year. Workplace wellness programs increase
productivity, reduce absenteeism and boosts the morale of employees. It is evident
that happy employees are vital to the success of a company.
employees stay happy and at the top of their game always:
management. Allow them to take full responsibility of the tasks/projects
assigned to them.
voice their concerns and discuss their opinions freely. Listen to what they
have to say and ensure that they’re heard.
Share work related intelligence with the employees. Have bosses and
employees consult together on projects and strategy, where both can put forward
stress. Encourage the employees to take simple steps to reduce stress like
taking breaks to go for a walk, talk with coworkers, or just to get some fresh
healthy living. Recruit speakers to talk about time management, stress
do keep themselves happy at the
to relax– Taking a few minutes each day to stay calm can help relieve
stress.Take a walk, do some stretches, talk to a co-worker etc. Indulge in any
activity of your choice.
considerate manner and openly communicate with others to create a healthy work
‘YES’ to everything asked of you. Schedule your tasks efficiently and
prioritize your tasks.
your time wisely, divide your work day into different sections for optimum
Computers freezing, emails not working, data loss etc.. these are common
reasons that trigger stress. Fix all these issues to work seamlessly.
|Dr. Gowri Kulkarni,
Head of Operations, DocsApp