If workers perceive that their mental health and emotional well-being are not being prioritised by their employer, they may feel disengaged. Particularly when their treatment is contrasted with the effort their business puts into understanding its customers.
Active employee engagement and an environment of trust and mutual respect at work lead to better mental, physical, and emotional health among the workforce. And in turn, these result in employee retention and improved performance.
Creating this environment of psychological safety enables employees to have the confidence to speak up without fear of being belittled or rejected. It not only makes the working environment more pleasurable, but it encourages innovation, and results in better performance too. A true win-win strategy!
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