Working for Mental Health Creates Special Rewards

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Employee recognition sounds good on its face, but can it be overdone or mishandled? Dr. Sajjad Fazel believes that’s possible, along with other trip-ups that could harm employees’ mental health. Fazel, a research associate and public health advocate, and psychiatrist Lebogang Phahladira weighed this and other factors that have positive and negative influences on mental health in the workplace during an Africa Tweet Chat. “Studies have shown providing recognition and gratitude in workplaces not only motivates workers but also improves their mental health by reducing stress,” Fazel said. “While providing recognition is encouraged, problems may arise when there is favoritism,…...

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Jim Katzaman Jim Katzaman is a manager at Largo Financial Services. A writer by trade, he graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He enlisted in the Air Force and served for 25 years in public affairs – better known in the civilian world as public relations. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Public Affairs. Since retiring, he has been a consultant and in the federal General Service as a public affairs specialist. He also acquired life and health insurance licenses, which resulted in his present affiliation with Largo Financial Services. In addition to expertise in financial affairs, he gathers the majority of his story content from Twitter chats. This has led him to publish about a wide range of topics such as social media, marketing, sexual harassment, workplace trends, productivity and financial management. Medium has named him a top writer in social media.

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