I believe that in order for employees to excel and be successful in their job or career their workplace needs to be mentally healthy. It is tough to be motivated when your work environment is mentally toxic. Especially during these tough economic times, a healthy workplace is essential and benefits both the company and its employees. However, many organizations during a recession are too busy thinking about cost reductions, staff layoffs, and salary and benefit cuts to worry about implementing a physiologically healthy workplace program. A mentally healthy work environment can increase productivity, performance and work quality. There was an interesting article in the Calgary Herald about the importance of having a mentally healthy workplace and how simple it is for organizations to adopt.

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