Feeling lonely at work? That’s life. Most people believe that work isn’t the place for feelings; just show up and get the job done. If you’re in management, your job is to keep people focused on the task at hand. Their personal stuff isn’t your business, right? Wrong. According to a TotalJobs survey, 25% of people who felt lonely at work ended up quitting their jobs. This summary shares tips from Mind, a mental health charity that partnered with TotalJobs to discuss remedies for workplace loneliness. getAbstract recommends these tips to leaders in companies that value healthy employees.
In this summary, you will learn
- How prevalent on-the-job loneliness is in the workplace,
- How well-being programs can benefit a company, and
- How to help a co-worker who’s dealing with mental health problems.
About the Author
Emma Mamo is head of workplace well-being at Mind, a mental health charity.