Mental Health in the workplace

Mental Health in the workplace
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Nigerian business management and practices need an overhaul.

Nigerians looking to start or run a business in today’s world need to be aware of the many complications and challenges that come with it. In order to be successful, they need to re-educate themselves and learn about modern business practices that have been shown to be successful. This includes learning about the latest technology and how to use it, as well as understanding global trends and how to tap into them.

It’s also important to have a good understanding of the legal and regulatory environment in which you’re doing business, as well as the cultural context. Building a good team of professionals who can help you with all of these aspects is essential, and it’s important to be patient and willing to learn as you go.

People are unaware of the signs of mental illness.

One big factor that affects all employers in Nigeria is the mental health of employees. A healthy workforce is important for any business, as it can lead to increased productivity, creativity, and morale. Unfortunately, mental health is often overlooked in the workplace. Many people are unaware of the signs of mental illness, and many employers do not know how to address the issue.

Mental illness can take many forms, and it can be difficult to diagnose. Some common signs of mental illness include changes in mood, changes in behavior, changes in eating habits, and changes in sleeping habits. If you notice any of these changes in your employees, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible.

Employer should attempt to address the situation.

There are many ways that mental illness can be addressed. One way is to provide support to the individual suffering from the mental illness. This can be done through therapy, medication, or other forms of support. Another way to address mental illness is to provide resources to the individual’s family and friends. This can include information on how to best support the individual, how to cope with the individual’s illness, and how to deal with any associated challenges. Finally, another way to address mental illness is to provide resources to the community. This can include information on how to identify mental illness, how to provide support to those suffering from mental illness, and how to create a supportive environment for those with mental illness.

If the mental health of the employee is being affected by the employment environment or by management abuse, the employer should take appropriate steps to address the situation. If the employee’s mental health is deteriorating as a result of the work environment, the employer should attempt to address the situation by changing the work environment or by transferring the employee to a different department. If the employee’s mental health is deteriorating as a result of management abuse, the employer should take appropriate disciplinary action against the abusive manager.

Projecting fear does not produce results long term.

Being an authoritative figure in a business, you have a responsibility to ensure that you have created a non toxic work environment. Wages have to be paid on time, schedules need to be set and followed, employees need to be respected, health and safety practices need to be enforced. Adequate training needs to be provided, direct coaching is needed to ensure comprehension and compliance. Treat employees the way you want to be treated and encourage communication, projecting fear does not produce results long term. As a business owner in Nigeria, life is already tough, why make it worse than it has to be?


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6 months ago

Mental Health in the workplaceNigerian business management and practices need an overhaul. – Express your point of view.