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7 ways leaders can support chronically ill employees

IbyIMD+ Published 22 September 2021 in Brain circuits β€’ 3 min read

As the chronic health effects of COVID-19 permeate the global headlines, organizations are starting to authentically consider how best to support employees affected by chronic illness. Even prior to the pandemic, studies show that up to 60% of people currently live with at least one chronic illness, meaning it’s likely you are already dealing with this in your workplace on some level. Based on recent research regarding chronic illness at work, here are some suggestions for leading employees who have chronic illnesses with more empathy.

Don’t ask, but allow them to tell

Health issues are incredibly personal and private so not everyone is comfortable even discussing what’s happening. As a manager, do not directly ask an employee if…

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