American Workers’ Psychological Health Poses a Greater Threat than Physical Effects of Covid

American Workers' Psychological Health Poses a Greater Threat than Physical Effects of Covid

Synapse Consulting
New toolkit designed by leading psychologists teaches business leaders how to ensure staff feel safe returning to the workplace.

Toronto, CANADA – June 24, 2020 – Top psychologists and executive consultants urge business leaders to adopt psychological safety practices as workers return to the office following the COVID-19 lockdown. The team at Synapse Consulting, an multi national firm, specializes in the application of scientific principles to workplace challenges, has developed ‘Leading Through Crisis and Transition,’ a practical toolkit designed to teach business leaders why and how the crisis has affected their staff. The guide, which is written by psychologists and business leaders, using data backed approaches, offers practical leadership tips meant to ease the re-entry of staff into the workplace. 

Leading Through Crisis and Transition offers in-depth analysis and real-world concepts grounded in neuroscience and psychology. The toolkit has 19 sections and begins with leading during the crisis, which is still very much ongoing, and transitions into how to create a psychologically safe workplace and ensure next level human engagement, strategic brilliance, risk-taking, and overall well-being in the workplace.

“Often, leaders and staff take a certain pride in behaving as though everything is fine and they are unaffected by what has happened,” explains Alex Bishop of Synapse Consulting.“We are still very much in the midst of a crisis as a result of COVID-19. Everything that we knew has changed. We are all dealing with volatility, uncertainly and ambiguity. None of these things should be brushed off. We know that when people feel vulnerable, their workplace performance becomes sub-optimal. Staff aren’t focused on the high-risk, high-reward projects that are necessary for the sustained and competitive growth of organizations. Business leaders and C-suite executives need to learn how to support their teams as efficiently and as psychologically safely as possible.”

While Leading Through Crisis and Transitionis a self-contained toolkit designed to provide easy to read and understand hands-on practical information, it also provides direct links to additional external resources such as podcasts, vlogs, books and articles created by doctors, psychologists and recognized thought leaders. 

The toolkit is not solely focused on how leaders can help their teams. The guide also takes pains to emphasize the need for leaders to help themselves, before they can help others. Leaders are given practical information on recognizing their own emotions and triggers, lessons in mindfulness techniques as well as energy management.

“At Synapse Consulting, we’re singularly focused and committed to supporting leaders and organizations with the hardest and most important people challenges,” explains Dr. Tatijana Busic of Synapse Consulting. “Few challenges have more instantly and widely affected Canadian organizations than COVID-19. We understand that not every business has full-time staff psychologists to explain and ease the challenges being faced by teams and their leaders. That’s why we’re honoured to be able to offer this guide in the hopes that we can create more psychologically safe workplace for Canadians who are returning to the office environment.”

Leading Through Crisis and Transition is available as a free download from or

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Alex Bishop
[email protected] 


Tatijana Busic, Ph.D., C. Psych.
[email protected]
647 298 2847

Synapse Consulting

Synapse Consulting is an Toronto-based firm with offices internationally specializing in the application of neuroscience and psychology to get leaders, teams, and organizations ready for the uncertainty of today and tomorrow.

Leading Through Crisis and Transition is written by:

Tatijana Busic, Ph.D., C. Psych

Amanda Tobe, Ph.D

Carlos Davidovich, M.D., M.B.A

Alex Bishop, Government Relations and regulatory framework expert

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