With research showing the pandemic has negatively affected people’s mental wellbeing, supporting the emotional health of your staff has never been more important, says Samantha Peters.

A forgotten disciple of Voltaire once said that reason and emotion are not antagonists. Luc de Clapiers, a French marquis, who published anonymously and died young, said: “Reason and emotion counsel and supplement each other. Whoever heeds only the one, and puts aside the other, recklessly deprives himself of a portion of the aid granted us for the regulation of our conduct”.

I think the same can be said for business, especially in times of internal crisis or societal disturbance.

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