Instructional Design And Technology To Promote Positive Mental Health In The Remote Workplace
We know the recent pandemic has led to an increase in anxiety, stress, and depression. But according to research by Penn State, the issue is bigger, with wider-reaching long term impacts: Poor mental health is one of the costliest forms of sickness for US workers, with the global economic cost of mental illness expected to be more than $16 Trillion over the next 20 years. So, how does the transition to a remote work environment help or hinder mental health in the workplace? And, how can your organization leverage instructional design and technology, VILT, and virtual classes in new hire training and ongoing employee learning to make a positive difference?
It is important to note that while the last decade has seen progress with mental health awareness, there is still much work to be done.