Work life tends to be the same story in any office; long days, infinite amounts of work, few breaks, and general irritability is the landscape of most company offices today. Any Director or CEO understands that the most important part of any company is its workforce; the employees. Their productivity means the overall progress of the company. Lethargic, inaccurate, and inefficient work produced means that the company as well as the employee suffers.
The stress levels of corporate jobs are notoriously well-known. Most consider themselves to be underpaid in relation to the workload they complete each day. Additionally, they suffer personal drawbacks, such as a stressed out mind, giving way to a stressed out life.
Those that comprise of the student population and the work force of a country are said to be the most stressed out and depressed individuals in society. Unsurprisingly, this affects their performance at work, leading to reprimanding and more work for less pay, giving way to a vicious and never-ending cycle.
This has led to the growing need and usage of workplace counselling efforts. These counselling sessions allow employees to unburden themselves of their mental worries during the work hours themselves. Companies hire professional experts fully trained to handle such issues, and provide their employees with a means with which to manage their stress.
Some businesses have taken a step further and introduced workplace wellness programs for the benefit of their employees. This provides employees with a comprehensive system to ensure their good mental health at the workplace.
In fact, more and more countries are now bringing in legislation to make mental health management workshops and assistance a mandatory feature in every place of business. This points towards the growing understanding and acceptance towards the importance of mental health. In the past, this was not the case, and dealing with stress in a less than sufficient manner simply meant that you were going to get fired for lack of efficiency and lowering productivity levels. Now, with the negative effects of work-related stress growing in importance in modern society, companies have made it a priority to address the physical as well as mental satisfaction of their employees.
For the companies themselves, this is a win-win situation. Not only are their employees happy and the company itself beyond the judgment of society, but their profit margins too, rise, due to increased productivity and employee satisfaction. Stress management in the workplace and the growing need for it has meant that the stigma attached to a person’s mental needs are slowly being comprehended.