Senior leaders are often concerned with an organisation’s sustainability, cost-effectiveness, risk management and productivity. It is the area of psychological health and safety in the workplace that impacts on all of the above.
Creating a caring culture is good for business including your customers and employees. The universal factor which determines whether people feel engaged at work is whether they believe their manager cares about them as a person and shows concern for their wellbeing.
Commitment from Scottish Business Leaders
Martin Gilbert, CEO and Co-Founder of Aberdeen Asset Management has set an outstanding example of leadership by signing the ‘Change Employer Pledge’ to tackle the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health issues affecting 1 in 4 people in the workplace. The organisation has pledged its commitment to developing an action plan to counter mental health discrimination by creating a Mental Health Employee Working Group. Twelve months of initiatives have been developed culminating in a Wellbeing Week in the workplace. Read the full story
in the Press & Journal.
Creating the right company culture where leaders strive for a more inclusive, caring and resilient organisation requires a common methodology to measure and monitor peer-to-peer support and wellbeing in the workplace. Bridge a Gap will be reaching out to business leaders and the mental health sector to help co-design a coordinated and meaningful framework to tackle this serious problem.