The Deloitte study titled ‘Mental health and well-being in the workplace’ revealed that 20 percent of employees resign from their respective firms due to mental illness and issues. Major 33 percent of the workforce who participated in the survey accepted that they continued to go to the office despite having mental issues. About 37 percent admitted that their concentration was affected, while 28 percent found they took longer to complete tasks.
The study also disclosed that 27 percent of employees found that their decision-making ability was affected due to mental health issues. It affected their learning abilities too, as 22 percent found it difficult to learn new tasks. 20 percent said that they face conflict with co-colleagues. About 19 percent admit that they became impatient with customers. About 15 percent had to rely on colleagues to complete their work. The report’s figures estimated that employees’ poor mental health cost Indian employers Rs 1,10,000 crore more than last year.
In Post Covid time, employees have a constant fear of losing their jobs which is why they prefer to be present in the workplace instead of working remotely this trend is called Presenteeism. This has a more adverse impact on employers than absenteeism.