Why Global Leaders Must Step Up to Address Trauma Now
It’s just one thing after another. A deadly pandemic, economic downturn, war, civil unrest, rising
It’s just one thing after another. A deadly pandemic, economic downturn, war, civil unrest, rising gun violence. The list of traumatic events goes on and on. The result: More people are dealing with trauma at an increasingly alarming rate and more organizations are feeling the impact. Workplace leaders need to step up and address the problem.
Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that affects a person’s long-term mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. While many people associate trauma only with experiences like war or a serious accident, the causes are far more diverse than we think.
Global and regional issues, like the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic or rising American mass shootings, are traumatic experiences that impact millions of people daily. Between individual and widespread traumas, this is a problem affecting virtually every workplace.