By Dr. Bill Howatt Imagine you start a meeting in a great mood. You’re looking forward to catching up with your team. Before the meeting starts, one of your team members asks permission to share a few troubling statistics that reveal how COVID is negatively impacting the mental health of Canadians: 25% of Canadians (aged…Read more
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Are you familiar with normalcy bias? If the terminology doesn't ring a bell, the behaviours associated with this bias might. In "Overcoming Psychological Obstacles to Beating Coronavirus" author Eric Haseltine, Ph.D. defines it this way, "The normalcy bias, simply put, is people's tendency to discount the risks of a pending or developing disaster because they…Read more
By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley French version: Dirigeants: Accordez-vous assez d’attention aux employés à risque qui ont besoin d’aide? Before COVID, one in five employees had a mental health issue of some kind, including substance use disorders. Now, one year into the pandemic, a Leger poll conducted on behalf of the Mental Health Commission…Read more
By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley French version: Le ton de votre leadership favorise-t-il la santé mentale? Every leader sets a unique tone in their organization. Shaped by personal beliefs, communication, and small daily actions, that tone can have a powerful effect on employees’ perception of their workplace and the leader themself. Most leaders have…Read more
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