by Dr. Monica Vermani

Preparing for Post-Pandemic Team Cohesion and Employee Mental Health

Fostering team cohesion in today’s shifting and changing workplace

Dr. Monica Vermani

Renowned industrialist Andrew Carnegie describes teamwork as “…the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.” Cohesive workplace teams are just that, productive, efficient, creative, and engaged. Great teams translate into bottom-line benefits for organizations. For organizations, managers, and team members in the workplace, team cohesion is critical.

Connecting the Dots Dr. Monica Vermani

Mental health plays a huge role in our overall well-being. Just as good mental health positively affects our physical health, poor mental health takes a toll on our wellbeing. What most people do not know is that mental health issues often show up as physical/physiological symptoms. For senior managers and business operators, building awareness around the relationship between physical symptoms and mental health can have a positive impact on absenteeism, presenteeism, and bottom-line costs.

Where We Go From Here Dr. Monica Vermani

As COVID lingers on, and the world slowly begins to reopen, there’s no better time to look closely at the effects of over a year of social distancing, isolation, uncertainty, and fear on our mental health.

With a clear picture of the statistics — and what they tell us — we can strategize and plan to put in place effective supports and practices for our greatest resource and asset: our employees.

The High Cost of Unwellness Dr. Monica Vermani

Once you’ve seen it, it’s a number you can never unsee: mental health issues cost the Canadian economy a whopping $6 billion a year in lost productivity. With COVID-19 leaving employees more stressed than ever, today’s workplaces are facing a mental health crisis of epic proportions. Let’s look at the underlying causes and solutions to this pervasive problem.