🎥 A Leader’s Role in Addressing Chronic Pain in the Workplace 🎥
As the conversation around employee burnout gains momentum, it’s heartening to see leadership and HR teams stepping up. But, there’s a crucial aspect that often gets overlooked: chronic pain management.
With 20% of individuals in the U.S. experiencing chronic pain, many within our workforces, it’s a subject that can’t be ignored. A study performed by Harvard Business Review identified that 80% of company leaders admit they’re unsure how to support employees dealing with chronic pain.
So, what’s the way forward?
1️⃣ Initiate the conversation.
2️⃣ Understand that those living with chronic pain aren’t seeking stories – they need real, practical support.
3️⃣ Ask what they need.
It’s time to extend the olive branch and foster a culture that prioritizes overall well-being. By addressing chronic pain proactively, companies can not only alleviate burnout but also demonstrate genuine care for their teams.
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