EMPLOYEE WELLBEING AND WORKPLACE SUICIDE

  On January 8th, 2024, news broke that the body of a young Nigerian banker was found in the toilet of the bank where she worked. She had committed suicide by drinking a poisonous drink. She said *”my figure are low”* . We do not know what the implications were for not meeting her sales targets! Possibly, her employment was threatened due to the low…

IS EMPLOYEE WELLBEING A BUSINESS ISSUE?

  When the senior management team of an organization meets to discuss the next best strategies for competitive edge, it is highly unlikely that the mental wellbeing of their staff will make the list. But a new report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) UK, explains why it should be an item on the list. The average cost of sickness absence alone grosses…

HOW DO OLDER WORKERS EXPERIENCE WORK-RELATED STRESS?

An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) Looking through my archive of publications, I came across my dissertation for my MSC in Business Psychology in 2015. It was an interesting IPA study on how older workers experience work related stress. One of the themes that emerged as a cause of work related stress was ‘manager as problematic’. I have shared a snippet of the analysis below,  …

WORKING TO LIVE OR LIVING TO WORK? Our top 3 workplace wellbeing challenges

Toxic Managers: Toxic managers top the list of our top 3 workplace wellbeing challenges. No matter how collaborative, supportive, or inclusive a company’s culture is, a single insensitive team leader can undermine it all. A manager’s behaviour is very critical for workplace wellbeing. Toxic managers can drive employees to burnout with unreasonable demands or expectations, give destructive rather than constructive feedbacks, and create toxic environments…

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