The brain is housed in the body. The mind and body are therefore not separate. What affects one affects the other. Therefore the question, “Does a tired or unfit body impact productivity?” is easily answered with a resounding, “Absolutely!”
The data on the impact of emotional ill-health on the workplace is damning: 7% of the workforce faces symptoms of depression every year. This is just one of many disorders that can afflict us, the other significant ones being bipolar disorder, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, anger, and bipolar disorder.
The much touted facts from the recent Mercer survey, “When women thrive, businesses thrive” throws up some stark numbers:
Only 60-65% of eligible female workforce is active in industry
Less than 25% of these break the glass ceiling