Talk openly about mental health.
Historically, employees haven’t felt comfortable speaking openly about their mental health struggles. That’s something that is changing due to COVID-19. Being more open about mental health in the workplace “must begin at the top and cascade throughout the organization,” says Businessolver CEO Jon Shanahan. “Leaders need to create a culture of openness and inclusion, one that encourages and provides avenues for people to share openly as needed. In fact, 93% of employees say that an open-door policy that allows face-to-face communication with leadership or HR is important to addressing employee mental health.”