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Opening up about mental health at work

Opening up about mental health at work

Quietroom’s Strategy Director Rhys took some time off this year to deal with mental health problems. Here’s his story, and five things workplaces should keep in mind when it comes to mental health.

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Why ‘default’ is a faulty word

Most ordinary people associate the word ‘default’ with negative ideas like ‘failure’. So perhaps pension schemes should stop describing the place most members’ money is invested in as ‘the default fund’.

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Making a map of the pension world

The pensions industry is good at talking about process. That’s because we’re used to sequences of thought that run in straight lines. But any description or explanation, however good, starts from someone’s point of view – usually our own. So sometimes we can find it hard to imagine ourselves in different parts of the industry, or in the shoes of a member. To make that easier, we created a map of the DC (defined contributions) world. We decided on a map because they show you the world a different way. A map frees you from any one point of view and lets you choose your starting point, your end point and your route.

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