Employee psychological health and safety have a strong business case resting on four parameters: enhanced cost-effectiveness, improved risk management, increased organizational recruitment and retention, and corporate social responsibility. When organizations ignore the impact of negative work stress they increase the risk of mental health problems and illness. Workplaces play an essential part in positive mental health and psychological safety including the opportunity to feel productive. Alternatively, work can be a negatively stressful environment reducing productivity and increasing complaints, claims, and lawsuits.
Risk managers, legal departments, and senior executives have a major role to play in improving workers' psychological safety and reducing the occurrences of medical, disability, workers comp, discrimination, and harassment claims. Addressing excessive workplace stressors, abuse, mistreatment, and bullying are essential to cost control and reputation management.
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