More than half of senior leaders in the workplace feel ill-equipped to manage the mental health issues of their teams, as they themselves are struggling to manage their own challenges with mental health.

A LifeWorks and Deloitte Canada study* showed 55 per cent of senior leaders were concerned about the workplace stigma and impact on their careers, if they had a mental health issue.

As a result, mental health issues in the workplace are more likely to go unreported and unattended.

This toll on senior leaders can have lasting negative results. The study reports senior leaders considering one or more of the following options:

23 per cent considering resigning;
16 per cent considering moving to a less demanding role;
15 per cent considering retiring;
13 per cent considering taking a leave of absence; and
6 per cent considering working part-time.

ACTIONS
– Prioritize investments in the highest-impact areas, such as leadership training
-Invest in programs that promote positive mental health and resilience

For a free consultation on the next steps to help your leaders thrive in the new environment, contact me at Randall@solutiondevelopmentgroup.com

*Source: LifeWorks and Deloitte Canada https://lifeworks.com/en/news/senior-leaders’-state-wellbeing-and-resiliency-compromising-post-pandemic-workplace-recovery