Company Culture Change: Interview with Okta's Chief People and Places Officer
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by Mind Share Partners
3w ago
This is “Company Culture Change,” an interview series by Mind Share Partners. Our goal with this series is to show the progress being made in the national movement for workplace mental health. In this interview, we spoke with Vijay Rao, the Chief People and Places Officer at Okta to learn more about how Okta supports employee mental health and wellbeing. Rao oversees the company’s global People and Workplace strategy and teams. He has been a leader in building and growing People functions for more than 25 years. Q: In the past, Okta has had an impressive lineup of speakers, sessions, and w ..read more
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New Poll: Stress About Mental Health is an Obstacle to Productivity at Work
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by Mind Share Partners
3w ago
Mind Share Partners/Harris Poll survey helps guide company efforts during Mental Health Awareness Month and beyond. SAN FRANCISCO – On the eve of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mind Share Partners, a national workplace mental health nonprofit, today released a survey by The Harris Poll, on the state of employee mental wellbeing. Over a third of full-time employed Americans (35%) say that stress about their mental health impacts their ability to do their work, higher than stress about physical health (30%), job security (25%), social issues (17%), and caregiving (16%). 79% say that it would ..read more
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Indicators In Your Company Culture That It’s Time To Focus On Mental Health
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by Mind Share Partners
1M ago
The momentum in the business community to help address employee mental health is growing. More companies are recognizing their responsibility in supporting employees who are experiencing increased stress and lower levels of psychological safety. Or maybe a workplace crisis has occurred, highlighting a need to build a proactive culture of mental health. In our work at Mind Share Partners, we are seeing HR teams being inundated with complaints of burnout, stress, and anxiety. CEOs or board members are becoming more aware of the opportunity to make mental health a leadership priori ..read more
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How To Support Mental Health and Wellbeing In the Workplace
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by Mind Share Partners
2M ago
Key Points Start with culture—policies, procedures, and practices. Utilize storytelling to remove the stigma and create psychological safety. Help managers navigate mental health on their teams through training. What is mental health in the workplace? Mental health and wellbeing at work is a diverse spectrum of experiences that impact workers within an organization—ranging from a place of crisis to a place of thriving. It can include our emotions, behaviors, and ways we think and interact with the world around us. Mental health is a product of both individual and environmental factors—inclu ..read more
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Case Study: KIPP Northern California (NorCal)
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by Mind Share Partners
2M ago
Summary About KIPP Northern California (NorCal) KIPP Public Schools Northern California’s free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunities in life. They believe every child can grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities. K Industry: Education Location: San Francisco, CA Time frame: May 2022 - July 2023 (work ongoing) Size A network of 21 schools in 7 cities across northern California. Solutions Deep-dive discovery conversations, quantitative survey, and report of findings A custom strategy, ongoing advising, training ..read more
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Women’s History Month: Mental Health Stories in the Workplace
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by Mind Share Partners
2M ago
This Women’s History Month, we celebrate women's vital role in shaping American history. Women have also been instrumental in shaping and progressing the workplace mental health movement in the U.S. and worldwide. And it’s not an easy feat.  Biases and stereotypes against women in the workplace are deep-seated and remain formidable. For every 100 men promoted from entry-level to manager, ,,87 women are promoted. For women of color, ,,only 73 are promoted. This number is ,,far less for LGBTQ+ women, especially transgender women. Women earn ,,an average of 82% of what men earn. I ..read more
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Three Workplace Trends Harming Black Workers’ Mental Health
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by Mind Share Partners
3M ago
When Marian Wright Edelman said, “You can’t be what you can’t see,” it wasn’t intended to add more pressure to achieve. But I’ve found that defining a path in the dark can be challenging. With so few examples of people of color in leadership positions, I’ve found it difficult to point to an example of what my future could look like. There haven’t been mentors or champions I identify with to show me the way, so I’m left to define a path for myself. Figuring out how I want to make an impact and harness my strengths is overwhelming. Determining the best way to do that is especially int ..read more
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New Mental Health at Work Report Finds Employees Prefer Company Culture Change Over Self-Care Apps
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by Mind Share Partners
3M ago
The biennial report, published in Harvard Business Review on World Mental Health Day, also highlights a mixed picture on workplace mental health and the need for employers to go back-to-basics. SAN FRANCISCO,  Oct. 10, 2023– Mind Share Partners, a national nonprofit working to improve workforce mental health, released its third report that gauges attitudes of U.S. workers on mental health. Its landmark 2019 report was one of the first of its kind, now enabling rare pre/post comparative data and insights. Mind Share Partners' 2023 Mental Health at Work Report in partnership with Qualtrics ..read more
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Mental Health Awareness Month Begins, Mind Share Partners Issues Call to C-Level Executives
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by Mind Share Partners
3M ago
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Mind Share Partners, a leading national nonprofit for workplace mental health, today encouraged business leaders to begin investing in culture change when it comes to mental health by sharing their personal experiences. 76% of U.S. workers reported at least one symptom of a mental health condition in 2021, an increase of 17 percentage points in two years.   ​ “Coming out of the pandemic, we know that workplace mental health has become a top priority among employees,” said Kelly Greenwood, Founder & CEO of Mind Share Partners and frequent contributor to Harvard Bus ..read more
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Mental Wellbeing of Newsrooms During Layoffs and Buyouts
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by Mind Share Partners
3M ago
It’s journalism’s time to look at mental wellbeing in the newsroom As you know, layoffs and buyouts are hitting the media business, with ,,one story deeming it a “mainstream media bloodbath.” In the aftermath of layoffs, there is an unspoken but real cost to the mental health of the employees left behind to pick up the pieces.  This ,,can include feelings of guilt or grief, confusion and uncertainty, distrust and disengagement. The impact of widespread layoffs on journalists’ mental wellbeing is compounded by the urgency inherent in the profession, including deadline pressures, and t ..read more
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