Understanding and improving managers' responses to employee depression

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Martin, A., & Fisher, C. D. (2014). Understanding and improving managers' responses to employee depression. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 7(2), 270-274.

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In summary, safe and early disclosure of depression followed by sensitive and appropriate accommodation may help employees recover more quickly, reduce employee reputational costs and intragroup conflict, and limit organizational productivity loss, costs, and legal liabilities. I–O psychologists can contribute to the advancement of theory and practice that informs the design and evaluation of interventions to change attitudes among all organizational members, provide the conceptual and procedural knowledge that managers of employees with depression need, and develop organizational climates that support the effective management of individuals with invisible disabilities such as depression.

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