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...]
What is Mental Fitness?
They say that every cloud has a silver lining. If that’s the case, then the storms we’ve all had to endure over the past couple of years have produced some benefits, too. One is certainly a better understanding of remote work, which we have catalogued every day on this site. Maybe the most important thing we’ve “discovered” during the pandemic is the importance of mental … [Read more...]
How Are You Feeling?
by Kevin Eikenberry Much has been written over the past few months about the mental health challenges for those working from home for more than a year, as they navigated changes to jobs and unclear expectations, and challenges with balancing their work and life all while never leaving the house and doing it all during a pandemic. The challenges for everyone during this … [Read more...]
It’s Okay if You’re Not Feeling Okay
Did you think this work from home thing was going to be easier? Are you feeling badly about the way you're feeling? Well, don't be. Even the most experienced remote workers have been stressed out by this crisis. Give yourself a break and recognize this hasn't been an easy time for anyone. https://youtu.be/FWvqFBKY0A8?rel=0&showinfo=0 … [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...]