Maggie Georgopoulos, author of the groundbreaking book, Up the Ladder in a Skirt: Solidifying Your Leadership, One Bold Step at a Time, a speaker, and a mental health advocate has been recently featured in the London Business Journal.
The London Business Journal is a no-nonsense and down to earth business publication catering primarily to businesses in and around the UK’s most economically vibrant city – London.
In her insightful article, ‘Is Mental Health Destroying Your Bottom line?’, Maggie tackles the issue of mental health in the workplace and how this influences an organization’s productivity and bottom line. Maggie additionally identified how we can help ourselves, our staff, and our company all at the same time with these three (3) simple things:
1. Implementing a mental health policy in the workplace – whether your company is big or small, it is critical that mental health (or well-being) policies be in place in order to have a healthier and stronger support culture about mental health in the workplace.
2. Getting your leadership team on board – leaders should be committed and be on board with the company’s policies on mental health (or well-being) as this will set the tone on how the whole organizations and its employees will regard these policies on mental health.
3. Promoting a culture of openness around mental health – as the biggest issues with the mental health is the stigma associated with it; companies should have an open and receptive culture that promotes awareness about mental health and develop and implement policies that make mental health (or well-being) a priority.
According to Maggie, “The bottom line for all businesses is that you can only make a difference if you take action. Just putting a few posters up about it, or sending out a couple of emails if the majority of your employees are remote, is not enough. You need to take action that can be seen and is congruent with a solid and open culture about being serious about supporting mental health in the workplace.”
Indeed, mental health (or well-being) in the workplace has a serious impact on the organization’s overall productivity and profitability. Be that as it may, the bottom line is, taking positive steps on the issues of mental health, creating an openness culture, and promoting a mentally healthy workplace are the organization’s greatest assets.
Read Maggie’s article and learn how mental health destroys your bottom line HERE.
Essentially, whether you are a consultant operating on your own or the founder of a worldwide enterprise with thousands of employees around the world, The London Business Journal is for you. Whether you are conducting business in London, or operate a business in another country, you will find The London Business Journal a very useful tool.
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