MENTAL HEALTH ON THE JOB: Industry's $3 Billion Problem

MENTAL HEALTH ON THE JOB

HAVING learned the wisdom of caring for its workers' physical welfare, U.S. industry is now debating a new question: Should it also concern itself with their mental health? Once, a worker's emotional state was considered strictly his own business, like the sort of food he ate. But in recent years, many a corporation has recognized a close relationship between the worker's mental state and his performance on the job. Many businessmen are coming to believe that it is only "practical humanitarianism" to try to increase efficiency by improving employees' mental health.

Charles J. Zimmerman, president of the...

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