We’re getting more done than ever before. But our well-being is suffering.
In one 2020 survey of 1,000 Americans, 72% said their productivity this year has been steady or better than ever, even while working from home much of the time.
But many also report having gained weight and experienced a decline in their diet this year. 42% cite extra stress.
Supporting and protecting employee physical and mental health has become a paramount concern. For leaders, that means things like:
- Modeling healthy behavior and displaying good work-life boundaries
- Going out of their way to check in with employees often
- Offering as much flexibility as possible in terms of scheduling, check-ins, meetings and deadlines
Of course, your company and people might have very specific needs, so instead of making assumptions, why not ask people how they’d like to be supported during these times—and always?
If nothing else, 2020 is a great opportunity to re-calibrate the way we support our employees!