Leaders: Look For Hidden Advantages To Help Cultivate A Healthy, Transparent Workplace
In high-risk, low-transparency environments, employees are exposed to high levels of stress, trauma or toxicity
In high-risk, low-transparency environments, employees are exposed to high levels of stress, trauma or toxicity without an appropriate level of transparency and support around mental health. Such environments present inherent mental health challenges that can lead to addiction or substance abuse, burnout, depression and other mental health consequences. Conversely, there are some industries in which there are inherent opportunities when it comes to cultivating a healthy and transparent work environment. The employee demographic, nature of the work or general culture of an industry might present a hidden advantage, especially if harnessed alongside a comprehensive system of benefits and care.
Of course, there is considerable variance and even duality within any one given industry – even within a particular company. Still, considering how some macro-level trends are shaping (or could shape) a more positive work environment in certain industries can spark new ideas about how to keep employees satisfied, engaged and mentally well while working.