Mental health is an important business operation discussion that the chief financial officer needs to engage in, writes Alyson Watson, founder and CEO of Modern Health. CFOs have access to key financial data of every department and armed with this information are able “to overlay this departmental data to gain real insights into not only how the company is performing, but go a layer deeper to see how this affects employees,” Watson notes.
“Are employees that go into the office more likely to receive promotions or salary increases?,” she writes. “Has engagement across company-focused events dropped? Is there a decrease in productivity? Has attrition increased? All of these metrics can help a CFO assess employee mental well-being and the impact it has on the business.”