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Fighting Loneliness on Remote Teams

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal

Remote work offers many benefits, but the lack of community – compared to in-person environments – can cause some workers to feel isolated and lonely. These feelings can impact job performance, sometimes significantly.

This article will share four evidence-based strategies that leaders and managers can use to build community in their remote teams. These strategies include reflecting on what’s working for your team, recognizing your team in a meaningful way, providing support for career development, and communicating with your team as a whole person.

Building a community in a remote environment requires innovation and intention, but getting started only takes one act.

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What’s The Business Case For Psychosocial Safety?

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Workplace

The data presented underscores the significant impact of work-related stress, including lower engagement, increased absenteeism, higher compensation claims, decreased productivity, lower customer satisfaction, higher turnover, litigation costs, and reputational damage.

The article estimates that burnout costs U.S. employers around $300 billion annually, emphasizing the importance of understanding and addressing psychosocial safety for both business success and employee wellbeing.

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Supporting resilience and preventing burnout in nonprofits​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

The NFP sector in Australia faces a high rate of burnout. A survey of NFP leaders revealed that over 70% agreed they could attract top talent, but retention was a challenge due to high burnout levels.  

Leaders should take steps to prioritise their well-being and set a supportive example for their teams, promoting a healthier work environment. The article recommends several organisational levers, including role modeling support and sustainable work models, building awareness of employee well-being, making operational, and championing behavioral norms to combat burnout.

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The State of Nation Social Connection: 2023 Report​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

The aim of this study is to understand the distribution of social health across the Australian population and examine the relationships between loneliness and social isolation and community knowledge, stigma, physical and mental health, health service utilisation, quality of life, and work productivity.​

The report provides insights from over 4000 people aged 18 years as a snapshot of Australia’s understanding and experiences of loneliness and social isolation.

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The Case for Mental Health in Our Social Change Worlds​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

Mental health plays an integral role in the pursuit of social transformation.​ By prioritising mental well-being alongside social justice goals, individuals and organisations can foster healthier and more sustainable social change movements, ultimately leading to greater societal impact and collective well-being.

This article provides 4 key practices that can help you take the initial steps to integrate Mental Health into your organisation and the communities you serve.

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Addressing Employee Burnout – How to Get it Right ​

By Business, Mental Health, People & Culture, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

“Addressing Employee Burnout – How to Get it Right” provides insights and strategies for effectively tackling the issue of employee burnout in the workplace. ​

By fostering a supportive environment, promoting work-life balance, and providing leadership support, organisations can create a healthier and more engaged workforce, leading to improved productivity, job satisfaction, and overall organisational success.

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Lessons From a Groundbreaking New Report on Well-Being

By Mental Health, Personal, Wellness & Wellbeing

The article discusses the findings of a report on well-being by the Global Wellness Institute, which highlights the importance of well-being for individuals and the economy. The report reveals that the global wellness economy is worth $4.5 trillion and growing, with the biggest sectors being beauty and anti-aging, wellness tourism, and fitness and mind-body.

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