Depression in the workplace
What Signs are Indicative of Depression at Work?
If you start noticing a decline in work performance, it could be a sign of depression at work. Managers should keep an eye on performance-based behavior changes. Beyond performance changes, you may start to notice an increase in absences from work.
If an employee with a stellar attendance record starts using ample sick days or requesting more time off than usual, it may be a sign of depression at work. Changes in mood are another common indicator of a decline in mental health. If a worker who is typically very friendly to co-workers, supervisors, and customers becomes less social over time, pay attention to this sign. A common symptom of depression is a loss of interest in socializing or other everyday workplace activities and behaviors.