Assessing the risks of alcohol consumption in creating mental health strategies

What prevents people from coming to work every day and performing their assigned functions to their full potential? Possible causes include a poor job fit, culture, management ineffectiveness, a psychologically unsafe workplace and lack of organizational pride. Senior leaders focused on productivity and the profit-and-loss statement may be more cynical about the above causes and suggest the solution is to hire the right people. While important, that alone will not guarantee productivity. Understanding why employees can or cannot be fully engaged and productive requires a new lens called “total health.” Total health is the sum of an employee’s physical and mental health, workplace experience and life that includes finances, work-life blending and relationships.

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Article by Bill Howatt, chief research and development officer of work force productivity with Morneau Shepell.