Work-related stress and threats to our mental fitness because of our jobs aren't new. In fact, if we can take anything positive from the pandemic, it's that discussions about mental health are now out in the open in the business world. We're now able to have productive conversations about ways we can promote better mental fitness in our organizations. On the other hand, the … [Read more...]
How Remote Leaders Can Promote Better Mental Health
The events of the past couple of years have brought mental health to the forefront of leadership concerns. What once was considered purely “personal business” is now (rightly) seen as something that not only affects individuals, but can have a significant impact on productivity and organizational performance. We also hear leaders issuing the disclaimer, “I’m … [Read more...]
Is Working from Home Affecting Your Sleep?
Working from home sounds like a pretty good deal. And it is (mostly). No commute. You can work in your pajamas. You can communicate with the world from the palm of your hand. So why are so many people literally losing sleep? Study after study shows that people who work from home are increasingly suffering from insomnia and interrupted sleep. A recent article from mattress … [Read more...]
Combatting Potential Health Risks of Working from Home
by Chuck Chapman, Content Strategy Coordinator When you think industrial accidents or work-related illnesses, we usually think about miners in coal mines or mishaps on a construction site. But working from home is not without its hazards. We need to be aware of how we work and take care of ourselves. You’d think it would be less stressful than going to the office all the … [Read more...]
What Role Can a Leader Play in Employee Mental Health?
by Kevin Eikenberry, co-founder The Remote Leadership Institute Distress comes in many forms and from a variety of causes. As leaders, we want to help our team members be successful, and distress can be a serious barrier to successful outcomes. That is why we must understand the sources of distress before we can help people as they deal with it. Major Types of … [Read more...]