Managing mental health requires authenticity (part 1)
It is admirable that our society has begun advocating for mental health and holistic well-being within organizations more strongly. However, the challenge with managing and organizing for mental health is that it is highly experiential and subjective compared with managing physical health.
It is easier to observe indicators of poor physical health through injuries and measurable symptoms. On the other hand, detecting poor mental health and holistic well-being is not as straightforward. It is easy for managers to doubt an employee’s otherwise legitimate claim of suffering from mental health issues; or it could be the other way around when an employee hides behind poor mental health as a catch-all excuse for poor performance.
The legitimacy of advocating for mental health and holistic well-being relies heavily on all stakeholders committing to authenticity. How can organizations and its members do so?
I will share the remainder of my insights on Tuesday once this reflection is published as an opinion column under Managing for Society by the Manila Times.
Luke 21:5-19. And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 317: NOVEMBER 13, 2022]