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While most of us probably don't hesitate to take time off for a sniffle, what we probably avoid is taking a sick day to nurse mental health issues. You may find the response of Olark's CEO surprising after one of his employees sent out an email to alert to her colleagues.
Sitting is the new smoking, no matter how good your ergonomic chair is. Instead, getting outside and soaking in the sunshine is not only good for your mental health, but great for your productivity too.
After the shock deaths of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington this year, Shawn 'The Clown' Crahan talks about breaking the stigma for discussing mental health.
A country that's been slow to adopt a remote working culture, Japan has begun introducing flexible working structures in anticipation of mass congestion during the 2020 Olympic Games.
As employee mental health rises up business agendas, Aetna International’s Dr Mitesh Patel advises firms on how to fulfil their duty of care to overseas workers, international assignees and relocatees.
Working without the constraints of a nagging boss, disruptive co-workers and being trapped in an office sure sounds attractive to me, but it's not for everyone. A study that asks - "Have the freelancers become happier than a traditional worker?" - reveals who really is enjoying their work most.
This generations Issaac Newton, the man who brought us electric cars we actually want to buy, dreams of landing on mars and an alternative to the rail travel that moves faster than most aircraft, Elon Musk is simply an incredible human. He also openly admitted this week that he suffers from Bipolar. I hope that his openness will inspire those with similar mental health to realise they can also achieve whatever they set out to in life.
The future of work is out of the office. At home, in cafes or on the go, more and more people are working remotely, but this brings its own mental health challenges: detachment, disillusionment or loneliness. Entrepreneur magazine looks at 7 issues you remote workers face and how to counteract them.