Recent research suggests there is an emerging health hazard in the workplace, impacting employee wellbeing, performance and engagement. What can we do to combat loneliness, touted recently as the new workplace epidemic?
Today is White Ribbon Day, shining a light once more on the high prevalence of violence against women. Alarmingly, 61 women have been killed in Australia this year – more than one woman per week.
As we compare facial hair from the suave to the questionable this November, it’s worth reminding ourselves what this Movember thing is all about. The Movember Foundation was established to create a focus on men’s health. Now in its sixteenth year, Movember runs events in more than 20 countries and has had more than 5 million participants since its inception.
October is Mental Health Month, a time for everyone to increase their awareness and consider their own mental health. Getting a mental health check-up doesn’t have to be a big deal, its as easy as seeing your GP in the initial stages. In fact it’s the number one reason Australian’s visit their GP according to the Health of a Nation report by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
It’s that time of year again when we are reminded that mental health and suicide remain highly stigmatised issues to discuss both in and outside the workplace.
Thankfully, with the efforts of organisations such as R U OK?, we are much more open to talking about these issues.
Following yet another leadership spill that saw the overthrow of Australia’s recent Prime Minister, the subject of handling conflict at work is clearly uppermost in the minds of people leaders at all levels and sectors of organisation. What can we do to de-escalate conflict before things come to a head?