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Jan 16, 2024

In this episode Better Leaders, Better Workplaces, host Vivian Blade is joined by Michael Davis, a principal with Mindshare Partners, to dig into the seemingly contradictory state of workplace mental health and the strategies to address it. If you're a business or HR leader seeking to create a better workplace, this episode is a must-listen. Get ready to learn how to elevate employee well-being, increase productivity, and foster a supportive work culture.

Here are 3 key takeaways:

1. Shift from an individual-centric approach to a collective responsibility: Organizations that prioritize employee mental health understand that it's not about providing benefits and expecting individuals to solely manage their well-being. It's about fostering a culture where mental health is a shared priority, and the entire ecosystem supports employee well-being.

2. Mental health is a culture strategy, not just a benefit strategy: Initiatives focused on mental health shouldn't be confined to offering benefits and resources. True impact comes from embedding mental health considerations into the fabric of an organization's culture. It should be approached as a strategic imperative requiring investment, measurement, governance, and involvement of all stakeholders.

3. Focus on creating a culture of safety and support: According to Mindshare Partners' 2023 Mental Health at Work Report, employees value a work environment that fosters a culture of safety and support more than benefits or therapy. To elevate employee well-being, organizations need to measure employee experiences, upskill their workforce, and implement a holistic mental health strategy.

Connect with Michael:
mdavis@mindsharepartners.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davispmichael/
Website: https://www.mindsharepartners.org
 
Resources:
Mind Share Partners 2023 Mental Health at Work Report
https://www.mindsharepartners.org/mentalhealthatworkreport-2023
 
Virtual Fireside Chat with Michael Davis, Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 p.m. ET: Register for live event or recording