Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ranked 3rd (out of 19) in terms of workplace mental health and wellbeing in 2021. It scored 67.0 as their overall thriving score, which is above the national average of 65.6. Growth is seen from 2020 to 2021 in the policy and capability domains, which speaks to positive changes to mental health being explored and documented. With over half (53%) of individuals reporting the workplace is supportive of the workers’ mental health, coupled with declines across connectedness, culture and leadership, embedded positive leadership practices are a good next step.
Leaders set the tone of their workplace, and leveraging leadership capability and trust is a great way to create positive and thriving workplace cultures. Leaders are uniquely placed to actively listen to the thoughts and experiences of their teams and to influence policy change in ways that meet the needs of their people.