MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Are Manchester firms addressing workplace wellness?

  • Vikas Shah

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“It takes a lot to get over the slightly warped, alpha male attitude in business where you have to suck it up and get on with it,” said Professor Vikas Shah, a serial entrepreneur and international business icon, who has spoken freely in the press about his anxiety and depression.

Professor Shah is managing director of the Swiscot Group, a Manchester-based textiles and commodities trading firm, visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship with MIT Sloan and an honorary professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

He elaborated: “There’s also the sense that as a business ‘leader’ you shouldn’t show weakness. It’s not that people have said not to talk about these things, it’s just that this attitude has become a dogma within business.”

Period19 Sep 2017

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  • TitleAre Manchester firms addressing workplace wellness?
    Media name/outletManchester Evening News
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date19/09/17
    Description“It takes a lot to get over the slightly warped, alpha male attitude in business where you have to suck it up and get on with it,” said Professor Vikas Shah, a serial entrepreneur and international business icon, who has spoken freely in the press about his anxiety and depression.

    Professor Shah is managing director of the Swiscot Group, a Manchester-based textiles and commodities trading firm, visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship with MIT Sloan and an honorary professor at the Alliance Manchester Business School.

    He elaborated: “There’s also the sense that as a business ‘leader’ you shouldn’t show weakness. It’s not that people have said not to talk about these things, it’s just that this attitude has become a dogma within business.”
    URLwww.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/mental-health-wellbeing-in-workplace-13636980#ICID=nsm
    PersonsVikas Shah

Keywords

  • business
  • wellbeing
  • workplace culture