Mental Health Awareness Month Spotlight: Role Ambiguity and its Impact on Employee Mental Health

The importance of mental health in modern workplaces has been steadily gaining recognition. One significant contributing factor to employee mental health concerns is the phenomenon known as role ambiguity. This term refers to the lack of clarity surrounding an individual’s objectives and the actions required to achieve them. It arises when employees are uncertain about their responsibilities, leading to misunderstandings and errors. The experience of role ambiguity can overwhelm employees and make it difficult for them to meet their performance objectives, ultimately leading to feelings of inadequacy and potentially resulting in depression.