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In today’s fast paced and competitive business world, the mental well-being of decision-makers is a critical factor in the success and sustainability of any organization. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that stress-related mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, cost the global economy about $1 trillion in lost productivity each year. In the United States, mental health issues cost the U.S. economy $200 billion in lost earnings per year according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness. Given the post-pandemic culture, volatile world events and today’s divisive political arena, some of the older guidance may not suffice. Mental health “breaks” are more than needed in today’s work environment.

Effective decision-making is the cornerstone of successful business operations. When decision-makers are in good mental health, they are better equipped to make the best choices. While every person’s needs are different, the following are some practical guidelines which can help almost anyone in business today.

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