‘Zoomed to death’
According to research by Momentum Corporate 9% of all of Momentum Corporate’s disability claims on average were related to mental health issues. The insurer expects a spike in the near future, due to Covid-19.
Psychiatric conditions seem to affect younger members of the working population, particularly the millennials who make up more than half of the workforce now.
Life coach Dr Alex Granger said the extraordinary circumstances brought by Covid-19 shifted everyone to the adapt or die mode, reported News24. Companies pushed harder to reach targets, employees worked more to prove their worth, but everyone has stayed in this mode longer than they should. He said companies are riding the wave of what he calls “crisis excellence”.
Meanwhile, Momentum Corporate has introduced “meeting free zones” where the company does not schedule any meetings on Wednesday afternoons and allowing the “rewire” approaches to leadership, employee culture and employee benefits.