Forget worrying about “Quiet Quitting” the bigger concern for employers should be “Sad Staying” “Quiet Quitting” is so 2022.
Employee sadness and depression are significant concerns for many organizations because they can lead to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism, and decreased job satisfaction. Moreover, untreated mental health conditions can have long-term effects on employees’ overall well-being and quality of life. Organizations need to build formal happiness strategies that gain far better insights on how to address the emergent need to support our employees in a time of rapidly increasing personal and job stress.
To help employees who may be struggling with sadness or depression, organizations can take the following steps:
Get far better insights: employee surveys absolutely do not work, and they will not give you actionable insights. You need to be able to identify the causality of stress, you need to go far beyond surveys. In our practice, we leverage listening sessions, that leverage special linguistics, and the superpower of “Happiness Hackathons.”
Encourage honest conversations about mental health: Organizations can create a culture where employees feel comfortable talking about their mental health and seeking help when they need it.
Offer resources and support: Providing employees with access to mental health resources such as employee assistance programs, counseling services, and support groups can help them get the care they need.
Promote work-life balance: Encouraging employees to take time for themselves and prioritize self-care can help prevent burnout and promote overall well-being.
Provide accommodations: Accommodations such as flexible work arrangements, additional time off, or modifications to job duties can help employees who are struggling with mental health conditions.
Address workplace stressors: Addressing workplace stressors such as high workloads, lack of resources, or toxic work environments can help improve employees’ overall mental health and well-being.
It’s important for organizations to take a comprehensive and proactive approach to address employee mental health and well-being. By doing so, they can create a supportive and inclusive workplace culture that promotes positive mental health and overall well-being for all employees. If your organization needs help reach out for free discover a call and I’ll provide you a free copy of my bestselling book, Happy Work.
“Quiet Quitting” is so 2022!