Is Your Manager Affecting Your Mental Health? Read Here (Image credit - Instagram)
In today’s world, an average person spends most of their time in the office. Owing to the growing competition, a person is left with no choice but to invest more time professionally to survive in this fast-pacing world.
Personally speaking, it kind of becomes your second abode. And when you spend so much time in a particular place, you tend to get affected by the things happening around you. It is a fact that your work wouldn’t be a tedious cycle if you love what you do, and most importantly, if you have a good manager.
Well, according to a study, your manager can affect your mental health as much as your spouse, and most of us would agree to that, ain’t it?
The Workforce Institute at UKG, Ultimate Kronos Group, did a survey with 3400 employees across 10 countries. And as per their report, the roles played by managers in supporting employees' mental health in and outside the workplace help in leading a fulfilled life at work and at home.
The survey further found out that, in India, 25% of employees reveal that they always have trouble getting started with their workday, and 26% of them always feel exhausted by the end of it. The report further suggests that working for longer hours is one of the main reasons for 33% Indian employees to have stress issues. Owing to the same reason, 34% of people find it hard to concentrate on their jobs, 31% fail to build healthy relationships with colleagues, and 26% 26% of the working population experience decreased levels of productivity and performance.
Well, you also need to know how it feels if you flip the coin around and be in the shoes of your manager. It is not an easy job to handle the work pressure, which is 10x more than yours, and, manage a team while taking care of their well-being.
Sumeet Doshi, Country Manager at UKG, India, stated in the findings of the report that when employees are driven by a positive sense of purpose, they tend to perform well. He further suggested that companies need to cultivate that environment of positivity in the workplace and prioritisae not only the well-being of the employees but also the managers and leaders. He was quoted saying, “Investing in resources, technology-enabled or otherwise, that can help employees deal with their mental well-being is integral to the stability and sustainability of an organization because, as we believe it, a company is defined by its people. The people are its ultimate purpose.”
DISCLAIMER: The content in this article is for educational purposes only and not intended as professional advice.