How to Increase Well-Being in Project Environments
Experts say that the prevalence of mental illness has reached an all-time high in the United States, even prompting the White House to develop a strategy to address the issue. Depression has become increasingly common since the pandemic's beginning, affecting one out of every three Americans. Many people left their jobs because they had burnt out and became overwhelmed, prompting the Great Resignation.
In the fast-paced world of projects and project management, mental health and well-being often take a backseat. However, as a project manager, it is crucial for you to recognize the prevalence of mental illness and its impact on project team members. This article delves into project professionals' challenges in the Project Economy and offers best practices to foster mental well-being within your project environment.
Challenges of the Project Economy
The rise of the Project Economy, characterized by organizations relying heavily on projects and project-based work, has brought forth unique challenges that can significantly affect mental well-being. The main ones are:
- Increased workload and pressure: Imagine being a project manager overseeing three large-scale projects simultaneously. The overlapping deadlines and demanding deliverables put immense pressure on you, leading to elevated stress levels and a compromised work/life balance. As a project manager, you
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