With video conferencing becoming the norm, employers should encourage open and honest dialogue with employees
Encouraging Open Dialogue around Mental Health
A person's mental health affects how they feel, think, behave and relate to others.
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental health issues that we see in workplaces, but we must learn to differentiate between normal stress levels and those that are a sign of something larger at play. With the shift to working from home, it can be challenging for Managers or supervisors to recognize these signs.
Both work-to-family and family-to-work struggle affect the mental health of men and women. Work and family roles and the balance between the two may be necessary for the mental health of men and women in industrialized societies (Chandola, 2004).
With video conferencing becoming the norm, encouraging an open and honest dialogue with your employees may ensure they feel comfortable coming to you if they think or feel they are experiencing a problem. This strategy gives you the ability to work out a management plan that will offer them proper care.
ref. Chandola, T. (2004). A comparative study of Finland, Japan, and the UK. International Journal Of Epidemiology, 33(4), 8
Hasphall, A., 2020. Why Small Businesses Need To Be More Engaged With Mental Health | Inside Small Business.