According to a recent survey, 69% of employees have called the coronavirus pandemic the most stressful time in their entire professional career. And according to Forbes.com workplace contributor and sociologist Dr. Tracy Brower, there is no question that many employees are facing serious challenges with depression and anxiety.
On this XpertHR podcast, Brower joins XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld to discuss the crisis and offer tangible ways to reduce stress. She also addresses how managers can help, including understanding mental illness under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Brower has written a book about creating work-life fulfillment and has engaged with many Fortune 500 companies during her career. Some tips include:
- Maintaining a daily routine;
- Being grateful for the little things;
- Setting boundaries (e.g. not talking coronavirus over dinner); and
- Limiting time reading or watching the news.