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Improving mental health: an important goal for companies

nowadays mental health It is a collective concern that goes beyond suffering from a disease, it is a condition that is intertwined with our daily lives, a relationship with ourselves and with others, that overwhelms family circles, couples, does. SOCIEDAD and, above all, in labor sectorA place where many people spend more than a third of their time.

An employee who is in good health, both physical and mental, is more productive for the organization, however, management of this issue in companies is still rare and limited, due to stigma and lack of knowledge that lead to unfair segregation. Those who live with a neurodivergence or go through a picture of mental or emotional instability, without first considering the potential of their talents and their positive qualities that can be used to generate interpersonal value.

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Gonzalo Zegra, President of Vistage, highlights the humanitarian side more than the social commitment of the businessman, in prioritizing the positive qualities of a member of his payroll and offering them a position, regardless of high intellectual, creative abilities or their status. Be yourself, without losing your essence and avoiding or hiding your diagnosis.

Business culture with humanistic approach

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), work stress is the twelfth leading cause of death globally and 32% of Peruvians said they felt stressed several times during the past year, citing more local data supported by IPSOS It has been done and it has had an impact. in your day to day.

Despite the fact that a job can help a person keep a healthy mind because the activity provides them with economic contribution, confidence in their objectives, opportunities for professional development, and other benefits, they are associated with stress, anxiety, or depression. Some do not avoid risks. , Daily pressure, overload of tasks, speeding up of deadlines or too high expectations from employers without proper approach, can create very negative mental effects.

An employee who is in good health, both physical and mental, is more productive for the organization.

In a climate that shows how difficult it is to empathize with someone suffering from mental health issues, an entrepreneur’s approach needs to be inclusive and more humane, implementing a culture that removes and curbs stigma promotes the concept that it is possible to live with a state of neurodivergence or instability, thanks to psychological or pharmacological therapy, and extract good, which would mean value or benefit to the company.

“Increasingly, the concept of sustainability prevails over thinking that is oriented only to generate profitability. It is clear that the company is not a charity, however, investing in people who add value will have long-term effects. Being sustainable Being, not in the form of philanthropy or charity, but having the ability to endure with the times and show flexibility in the face of ever-changing environments”Maintains Zegra.

Labor Policies for Emotional Wellbeing:

In the workplace, Law 30947 (Mental Health Law) proposes activities to strengthen mental health in companies such as: work stress control programs, involving employees with emotional problems, situations and a favorable organizational climate and equipment performance potential Being more aware of loss. ,

Under this premise, a leader’s role is essential to enable constructive behavior and avoid destructive behavior in their teams. Toxic behavior in the high command has proven to be a trigger for anxiety pictures in his colleagues. For this reason, the expert recommends implementing more flexible, empathetic and open dialogue labor policies aimed at encouraging emotional well-being and learning to manage stress, because there are situations in which we cannot do without it. .

“Those in charge of key teams or those responsible for talent management areas must have a more open mind and adequate training to transmit a culture with a humanistic vision regarding productivity, in order to preserve and enhance the value of the associate could, taking advantage of their knowledge or experiences and linking their mental health problems not to deficit, but to abundance”. Zegra concluded.

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Alejandro Munante
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