Inflation. The looming threat of recession. A divided political climate. Continuing pandemic concerns. These stressors, and more, are causing heightened anxiety among your employees, members, and volunteer leaders.
Since March 2020, rates of anxiety and depression have increased significantly, according to findings from the American Psychological Association’s Stress in America survey. In fact, the most recent APA survey “shows a battered American psyche, facing a barrage of external stressors that are mostly out of personal control.”
Rather than expect staff to simply push their anxieties aside during working hours, executives should embrace empathetic and compassionate strategies to successfully lead employees.