Planning employee well-being
If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught every organization and individual, it has been the value of having a healthy and safe workforce. From just being part of strategy pages of corporate handbooks, ensuring an empowered and supported workforce has quickly become a way of life for business.
In this game, size no longer matters. And we all need to do our bit to build the future of our organizations.
Here are the quick 5 tips to get you thinking and planning on a long-term wellbeing strategy:
1. Company culture norms
Think about the type of culture you have going. Is it a trusted environment? Do employees feel free to share ideas, problems and even disagree if needed?
2. Manager support
Good leaders are good listeners. More importantly, the support of junior workers to learn and grow. Do you have regular reviews of how managers help their teams? What about management?
3. Individual well-being
A happy employee most often means a happy company. Do you have support mechanisms to motivate, empower or at least just listen with empathy?
4. Team effectiveness
One cannot understate the importance of teamwork. How often do you bring members together to work on projects? Do you sometimes pair unlikely members together to help their personal growth and learning?
5. Company commitment
Commitment need not always be financial. Are you open with your employees on plans, strategies and even challenges? Keeping communication channels open brings workers and management closer.
Wellbeing is a method to the holistic understanding of people. And when people are in a state of wellbeing at work, they’re able to develop their potential, work productively and creatively and make meaningful contributions.
Watch our fun explainer on employee well-being!