Returning to work: Keys to a psychologically safer workplace - Deepstash
Returning to work: Keys to a psychologically safer workplace

Returning to work: Keys to a psychologically safer workplace

Curated from: mckinsey.com

Ideas, facts & insights covering these topics:

4 ideas

·

530 reads

4

Explore the World's Best Ideas

Join today and uncover 100+ curated journeys from 50+ topics. Unlock access to our mobile app with extensive features.

Prioritising psychological safety

Prioritising psychological safety

The workforce is suffering from a rise in mental distress from the pandemic. There is a risk that returning to the workplace will cause millions of people to encounter stress and anxiety.

A new McKinsey survey found that a third of respondents did not want to return back to an office setting as it would negatively affect their mental health. 

Employers who prioritise psychological safety in post-pandemic operations can help employees' mental health and attempts to cultivate inclusive workplaces.

8

164 reads

Safety and flexibility

Safety and flexibility

According to the June survey, those who have not returned from remote to on-site work,

  • 19% expect that returning will have a positive impact on their mental health
  • 49% anticipate going back will have negative effects

Of those who worked remotely during the pandemic and have returned to on-site work,

  • 36% reported adverse mental health effects of on-site work
  • 37% reported positive effects
  • 44% of respondents with children reported negative mental health impact compared with 27% with no children at home

8

131 reads

Interventions

COVID-19 safety and flexible work arrangements could help alleviate stress.

  • 62% of respondents requested improved air filtration.
  • 60% of employees asked for autonomy in determining when and where work gets done.
  • 62% of employees report that additional time off could alleviate stresses associated with returning to work on-site.

8

129 reads

How employers can help

Many organisations are planning lasting changes to operating models and adaptable mindsets to ensure their employees can work in inclusive environments.

  • Employers can design strategies that take diverse needs into account.
  • Communicating policies clearly and early can help manage anticipatory stress and help employees to plan for changes to their lives.
  • Some employers use a test-and-learn approach to flexible and hybrid work and adapt their practices.
  • Employees' well-being can be improved by addressing negative attitudes and discriminatory policies.

9

106 reads

IDEAS CURATED BY

bri_

Sometimes the most important life lessons are the ones we end up learning the hard way.

CURATOR'S NOTE

Employers can potentially reduce stress and anxiety for workers by considering their on-site return plan.

Brian 's ideas are part of this journey:

Wellbeing at Work

Learn more about corporateculture with this collection

How to prioritize self-care in the workplace

How to adapt to new work arrangements

How to maintain work-life balance

Related collections

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Personalized microlearning

100+ Learning Journeys

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates