Building mental resilience for the future of work

Gamifying tools to improve the resilience of Europe’s historic areas to climate change

From droughts to heatwaves, climate change is putting Europe’s cultural heritage and historic urban centers more and more at risk. If damaged, these valuable assets lose their historic value because they cannot be rebuilt. According to the European Commission, natural heritage sites cover about 18 percent of the EU’s land.

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Making our historic areas more resilient to climate change and natural hazards should be a requirement. An article published by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute supports that “there is a need for frameworks, methods, and tools that provide better information and decision support for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures taken by heritage managers, urban planners, policymakers, and the general public…READ ON

Building mental resilience for the future of work

Many managers are eager to invest in mental health resources, but don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, there are simple yet effective ways HR leaders can introduce wellness initiatives to their workforce.

It can be challenging to build a culture of mental resilience in fast-paced workplaces where teams mostly work from home.

Today’s workforce, especially younger employees, want to work for companies that are aware of their wellbeing needs and can help them feel supported at work. A recent survey showed 62 percent of employers added new mental health benefits during the pandemic and expect to continue offering these resources — proving that investing in mental health is not only the right thing to do, but has also never been more accessible than it is today.

Mental wellness platforms designed for the workplace enable leaders to build a more resilient organization by providing access to resources that can be used during and outside work hours. Before implementing new tools, check-in with employees to evaluate their needs and ensure any benefits you introduce are intentional. By making wellness platforms a part of regular health benefits, employers remind their community that mental health is health — and deserves to be treated as such…READ ON

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