45: Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace
This episode features an important discussion about mental health in the workplace.
Amy Gilliland started a program called “How are you, really?” to address the mental health issues of the employees at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). Gilliland works tirelessly to ensure leadership learns to become comfortable with uncomfortable conversations. She also works to provide employees with resource groups and benefits to support them in their potential struggles.
Emily Rosado-Solomon, an Assistant Professor at Babson College, conducts research on mental health and examines the best practices surrounding employers supporting employees’ mental health. Rosado-Solomon claims changing the workplace culture and ending the stigma is critical to improving mental health. Rosado-Solomon provides clear and tangible ways that organizations can prioritize mental health.
In this episode, we also talk about the 4-day work week, remote work, and other important topics.
Take a listen to learn more!