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Why Global Leaders Must Step Up To Address Trauma Now

Insights from a DE&I specialist

It's just one thing after another. A deadly pandemic, economic downturn, war, civil unrest, rising gun violence. The list of traumatic events goes on and on. The result: More people are dealing with trauma at an increasingly alarming rate and more organizations are feeling the impact. Workplace leaders need to step up and address the problem.

Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that affects a person's long-term mental, physical, social, emotional or spiritual well-being. While many associate trauma only with experiences like war or a serious accident, the causes are far more diverse than we think.

Global and regional issues, like the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic or rising American mass shootings, are traumatic experiences that impact millions of people daily. Between individual and widespread traumas, this is a problem affecting virtually every workplace.

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