by Todd Patkin
Even people who are successful in business can suffer from worry and depression. I speak from experience. By the time I was 36, I had been working in my family’s wholesale business for years, and it was thriving. Still, I was so worried about the future that I couldn’t see my own good fortune. I had a breakdown.
It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. It forced me to look at why I was unhappy. It led me to suggest that my family sell the business, so I could spend time with people who are important to me, doing work that I like.
As an HR professional, you’re in a unique position to guide your organization to a culture that causes less worry and stress for employees—and better health and productivity. Here are 12 ways to get started:
1. Encourage employees to exercise. It’s a natural antidepressant. Tip: If your organization can afford gym memberships for employees, that’s great. But even a brisk, 15-minu...(register to read more)