Since many people spend more waking hours at their workplace than at home, the dynamics of the work environment can certainly impact their mental health. High-stress work environments increase the need for stress and anxiety counseling, and intense, dangerous work increases the need for individual therapy, trauma debriefing, and counseling for PTSD. Within an office environment, the company culture, and even how employees are grouped, impacts how people feel about perceived injustices in the workplace. A new study from Rutgers finds that grouping people with like-minded employees makes them more likely to emerge from workplace injustice (real or perceived) unscathed by depression and anxiety. While doing so may make for a more resilient workforce, employers would do well to also address those injustices, not simply equip employees to overcome them.
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