Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tip#838: The Power of Acknowledgement, Part 2 – Mental Health in the Workplace - What Women Want
Thankfully attitudes in the workplace have been increasing to focus more on mental health awareness. Online articles, surveys and even social media like Twitter are regularly posting stats of how mental health is costing businesses billions per year. Here’s a Twitter example from Mood Disorders Society of Canada: Did u know that #mentalillness in the workplace costs #businesses over $20 billion per year? http://goo.gl/XpwBTI
Anthony Folan, President of Integral HR Solutions Inc. recently published a short yet effective article on LinkedIn that says, “From an awareness standpoint, organizations must realize that they have a duty to accommodate employees that are suffering from mental illness.” See article: Mental Health in the Workplace
Acknowledgement is an important step for both employees and employers for understanding and recognizing mental health on a personal level AND that it ultimately builds supportive team spirit in the workplace. Examples of this can even be seen in the movies.
What Women Want (2000)
The romantic comedy film, What Women Want, is about what happens when a chauvinistic advertising executive/alpha male accidentally acquires the gift of hearing women’s thoughts. Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) at first uses this new ability for selfish reasons but soon develops a more compassionate attitude and a team spirit focus. There are many hilarious scenes and also brilliant results like the effective Nike ad campaign Nick brainstorms with newly appointed executive Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt). See: movie trailer
Films can be fantastic tools for creative visualization when it comes to showing examples of how movie characters develop their awareness for the well being of people around them. Be inspired to develop your own abilities to acknowledge others more effectively in the workplace and in life. Acknowledgement can empower individuals and lead to a stronger work environment!
Tip#326: The Power of Acknowledgement, Part 1 - Groundhog Day
Tip#838: The Power of Acknowledgement, Part 2 - What Women Want
Tip#848: The Power of Acknowledgement, Part 3 – Mental Health in the Workplace - Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Tip#602: You Are Awesome! Part 1 – Validation (short film)
Tip#835: You Are Awesome! Part 2 - The Duff
Tip#889: Random Acts of Kindness – Depression - Seven Pounds
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