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  • Recognizing The Impact Of Mental Health On Your Team

The Mental Pillar of Ultimate Potentials encompasses how we think in certain situations. We like to think of this pillar as a filing cabinet where we store our beliefs and fears, as well as our thoughts about our past, present, and future. This pillar must be trained to stop holding us back by keeping us in the past, continuously considering all of the “what if’s” of life. By training this pillar, we can learn to live in the present.

Attitude plays a huge role in how your company works together as a team. Everyone’s perception of their roles and responsibilities contributes to either a positive or negative work environment.
Of course, the tone of your company starts with your leadership team. Quality leadership increases morale and trust while decreasing frustration and conflict. 
What’s surprising is how the tone of your company is connected with sickness, absenteeism, and presenteeism. These are 3 signs in employees who may be struggling with mental health at work. You see these behaviors more and more in people who work in negative environments.
According to the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction, psychosocial factors are elements that influence your team's psychological responses to work and work conditions. These include factors such as:
•    How deadlines are handled
•    The quality of relationships with management & other employees
•    Workload
•    Work methods
These are factors that influence your team's attitude towards their work. Companies that don't pay attention to these factors end up with a passive-aggressive workforce that isn't fully invested in their responsibilities. 
Failure to pay attention to these factors creates the perfect environment for mental illness to develop. You'll see this reflected in your company by lower levels of productivity, more conflict, and increased levels of absenteeism.
What employers have to realize is that a failure to act is going to cost them money. Replacing employees, training new ones, dealing with absenteeism, and making accommodations to deal with mental illness are all costly endeavors.
Fortunately, there are things you can do to invest in the mental health of your organization. The Canadian Mental Health Association has many free resources you use to your advantage. Paying attention to psychosocial factors, learning about mental illnesses, and equipping your leaders to handle these situations are all necessities for investing in the future of your company. 

3 ways you can connect with employees:

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