- September 9, 2018
- Mental health
Importance of Mental Health at work place
Mental health is linked to productivity of employees in an organisation. When we are free of depression, anxiety, excessive stress and worry, addictions, and other psychological problems, we are more able to live our lives to the fullest. Many research studies have shown that when organizations take care of the mental health of the employees, organization’s productivity is taken care of. Hence, employee’s mental health becomes extremely important.
Most of the causes of diseases are mental health problems. The pain of mental health problems has been underestimated and it impact on productivity is overseen. The United Kingdom Department of Health and the Confederation of British Industry have estimated that 15-30% of workers will experience some form of mental health problem during their working lives.
The impact of mental disorder in the workplace has a huge impact not only on the employees but on the organization’s productivity. It directly hits the employee’s efficiency, which can be visible in instances such as absenteeism, burn outs, poor time keeping, Low performance, low morale, lack of interest, conflict, negativity, staff turnover, low on energy, illness, increase in error rates, poor decision making, poor relationships with clients, increase in disciplinary problems etc.,
The nature of work is changing at whirlwind speed. Perhaps now more than ever before, job stress poses a threat to the health of workers and, in turn, to the health of organizations. Source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1998.
Employees will perform well when its mental health is excellent and will realize its highest potential. They will work productively and fruitfully and make an impactful contribution to his community. That is why promoting mental health in every organization is important.
In global economy, positive mental health is an important driver for smooth functioning of a successful business. Supporting metal health within your organization will add value to the business and will encourage positive mental health throughout the organization. It’s in everyone’s best interests to identify your employees need and create tailor made work environment
Help employees flourish