Posted on 17th May 2021 at 13:56
“I Need Some Help, Please!”
We’ve had a number of discussions about mental health – not only last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, but also ongoing ones as part of our collective knowledge and understanding.
One thing that has been brought to mind recently is how people can often be categorised as “Givers” and “Takers”, and what that means to individuals and businesses.
Whether a balance between the two or an emphasis on one end of the spectrum. Adam Grant of Wharton School has an interesting and very analytical take on this: Adam Grant: Are you a giver or a taker?
Within MAT, we have a natural inclination towards being Givers, MATL have the policies in place that address and checks these issues, along with 2 employees who are trained in handling mental health situations.
Being a giver means you can provide that extra step to ensuring both clients and employees have that positive mindset. But with that ability it has its downsides – if you are constantly giving, would you ever take (or receive) help, or even ask for it?
We work to ensure that the environment exists so that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness or failure, but is part of the team.
It’s not perfect, but we’re getting there.
How are you doing?
And do you want any help?