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Zhike Lei Describes How Leaders Can Prioritize Employee Well Being and Mental Health

March 8, 2022  | 1 min read

Amid the great resignation and the economy recovering from the two-year pandemic, employees are wanting business leaders to prioritize their well-being and mental health. In an opinion in Chief Executive, Zhike Lei, associate professor of applied behavioral science and director of the center for applied research, describes why, in the new digitally transformed, COVID-impacted, and VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) world, employees’ health is ever more important. Zhike writes that employee burnout can lead to a range of physical and mental health problems, as well as reduce employee productivity and cost the organization, and even society, in the long run. She describes how organizations would benefit from destigmatizing mental and behavioral health, resetting health policies and practices, building a culture of care and psychological safety, and exploring and investing in a broad range of training on how to refer employees to mental health resources. 

The full article is available here.