COVID-19 isn't just wreaking havoc on human health and economies the world over. It's also jeopardising our mental health.
In a global study conducted by SAP, Qualtrics and Mind Share Partners, around 40 per cent of employees said their mental health has declined since the COVID-19 outbreak. And the number of people who would describe the state of their mental health as a three or less on a 10-point scale has doubled.
The emotional and commercial cost of poor employee mental health is huge (estimated by Deloitte to be £43bn). If we want employees to look after their minds, those at the top need to lead the way.