Back in 2014 I coined the new term ‘Mental Wealth’. Workplace Mental Wealth describes the business potential of an organization, as a direct result of how well it fosters the mental health of its people. But what is it exactly?

It’s a measure of your organization’s ability to create, collaborate, problem solve and take initiative. It’s a measure of your team’s resilience and ability to keep going when things are tough and uncertain. These ‘soft’ factors are more important these days than ever. It’s the passion, creativity and collaborative efforts of an organization’s people that creates wealth for shareholders.

Mentally wealthy workplaces display the following characteristics:

  • People are focused, creative and highly productive, and free of debilitating chronic stress and anxiety
  • The dynamic between people in an organization is one of respect and inclusion, where people feel free to voice opinions and contribute ideas, for which they are valued as an employee and as a person
  • Leaders truly recognize the value of people, encourage diversity in values and styles, and actively curtail behaviors that diminish or demean others
  • There is a positive organizational climate, absent of bullying & harassment, mental injury, stress claims and mental health crises

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How does your organization measure up?

If you are interested in developing your management team so they can create a mentally wealthy workplace, then the Leaders Masterclass will help. Contact the office for more information at admin@thewmhi.com

Author: Peter Diaz

Peter Diaz is the CEO of Workplace Mental Health Institute. He’s an author and accredited mental health social worker with senior management experience. Having recovered from his own experience of bipolar depression, Peter is passionate about assisting organizations to address workplace mental health issues in a compassionate yet results-focussed way. He’s also a Dad, Husband, Trekkie and Thinker.

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