May is mental health month! We all know that mental health is important, especially to productivity in business. However, Most managers are not trained in mental health. In the HBR video, The Problem of Loneliness at Work, Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. surgeon general, explains what can be done.
Dr. Murthy, says that loneliness is getting worse because of mobility, technology, and "always on" work habits. Therefore, managers can help employees. In order to protect employees' mental health, Dr. Murthy says that managers must help employees protect their time outside of work. Furthermore, managers can create opportunities to connect. Each of us can manage our stress (see the attached).
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