Read an article in Forbes magazine recently about the impact of the pandemic on mental health in the workplace. According to a Mind Share Partners Survey, 61% said their mental health was directly linked to their workplace productivity during the pandemic.
I’ve done a “Blue Monday” check in with clients and colleagues, and realized that business loss, employment loss, isolation issues and health issues are real. The shift to doing business and communications online has made issues bigger. An industry like CRE thrives on in-person interaction, where a simple handshake opens and closes an interaction.
According to StatsCan’s Spring 2021 Survey on COVID-19 and Mental Health (SCMH), Canadians who experienced depression, loneliness or health problems, due to COVID-19 was:
83% for those aged 18 to 24
80% for those aged 25 to 44
70% for those aged 45 to 64
54% for those aged 65 & older
Insurance companies, business leaders, peers, medical personnel. It has to be a collective effort to fully support peoples’ mental health and help move businesses and the economy in a positive direction.
[business support resource: https://lnkd.in/ePtSVKvH] to their workplace productivity during the pandemic.