Created on 2022-11-23 05:29

Published on 2022-11-23 06:58

Senior Leaders and Mentorship

The concept of mentoring is quite common in junior and middle-level corporate roles. It typically involves an experienced professional or subject matter expert guiding a ‘mentee’ in various nuances related to the latter’s role and responsibilities. Mentors are vital for knowledge-building and career progression. A good mentor also boosts the mentee’s self-esteem and morale.

However, senior-level professionals also need mentors just as much as junior employees. This is because senior managers or CEOs have to make critical decisions all through the day. Sometimes, these decisions may have to do with contexts that the leader has never dealt with before or where (s)he needs to take an objective view of things. In such cases, a mentor can shorten the learning curve and prevent the leader from making costly mistakes.

Related: How to be a good mentor at work

Low utilization of Wellbeing Initiatives and EAP

There is a surprising trend when it comes to workplace wellness programmes in India. While the coverage of structured wellness programmes is low — reaching about 15% of India’s workforce, according to Redseer consulting — so is the utilisation of such services, where they exist. So, why do structured wellness initiatives like employee assistance programmes (EAPs) see such dismal usage rates by the very people they are designed to benefit?

Globally, workplace burnout, anxiety, and depression have spiked in the last two years. The failure of EAPs to position themselves as a viable option for employees to seek mental health support, is therefore, a trend that has baffled experts for some time.

Here are some reasons why workers may be unable or unwilling to avail of EAPs’ services.

Related: Are you getting the ROI on your EAP program?

Netflix Show – Stutz

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Jonah Hill’s Netflix Documentary Stutz is a tribute to his therapist Phil Stutz, where they explore therapy, relationships, tools and life. A unique documentary which goes behind the scenes of what happens in a psychiatrists office but also what goes on in the therapists and the clients mind.

Have you watched it? What do you think?