The theme of our winter edition of the MHW Newsletter is Resilience and we are indeed learning to become more resilient, as we face prolonged uncertainty and adapt to continuous change. Many of us appreciate that staying positive and productive happens through a series of conscious choices that we make each day. A recent study in the Harvard Business Review reveals that resilience is a set of strengths that we can develop reactively – when faced with obstacles and demands.
It was only a year ago that the Flexible Work Arrangements pilot was launched. Much has been learned, and together we have achieved the “near impossible” during this extended period of largely remote work. As a community navigating change and uncertainty, more than ever we need to be attentive to the value of constructive attitudes and supportive behaviours – both our own, and those of others. Find out how enhancing your mastery of McGill’s 7 behavioural competencies matters today and, in the future, as we strive to meet workplace challenges and opportunities head-on.
In this edition, read more about our spotlight on Black History Month at McGill (Healing Forward) as we consider themes of wellness, and psychological safety for all.
Scroll down for tips and resources for parents, just in time for March Break. And last but not least, find out more about hands-on programs that colleagues across the University are participating in to better prepare themselves and our community to manage mental health in our workplace.