Health and wellness of employees at the workplace has been an area of focus for some time, but with the COVID-19 crisis, the emotional challenges employees are facing have increased manifold. Over the last year, the pandemic has elevated stress and anxiety levels among both employers and employees.
The implications have been not only on one’s mental health and wellbeing, but also on one’s engagement at work. Having anxiety at workplace may affect performance and productivity, quality and engagement at work, working relationships with colleagues and supervisors.
Everyone experiences and exhibits anxiety and depression differently, but there are certain signs which might be early indicators of work anxiety. These include :
- Noticeable change in concentration and motivation levels.
- Inability to make decisions, difficulty concentrating or focusing.