Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan
I am staggered by the number of people across all businesses who complain about lack! There are many types of lack in the workplace; communication, care, fairness and transparency. Unfortunately it can be down to a lack of engagement by managers with their teams and resistance from teams to be open in return, that cause some of the reported workplace ill-health.
As we continue to be uncertain about how the business landscape is going to look in the next few years, workplace culture and cohesion needs to be high on the agenda. It appears that a lot still needs to be done to make workplaces culturally inclusive around mental health and wellbeing at work.
There has never been a better time to commit to improving workplace culture around wellbeing. If you want to make a true impact and reduce workplace stress, absenteeism, present-ism and staff turnover, the introduction of a Workplace Wellbeing programme is what you need now. Changing culture at all levels makes a difference to interaction and the value employees at all levels feel. Many people are at work more than home. This is not something new however there are still many work environments where the culture does not lend itself to supporting the workforce adequately.
The Workplace Wellbeing Plan is designed around the Thrive@Work research which was undertaken for the government. Its straight forward and effective points allow for an open and honest approach to wellbeing in the workplace.
Due to the nature of the Plan everyone is consulted and involved. Everyone in the business needs to be committed to making positive change happen for it to be successful. It’s a one stop provision which covers all six of the points and some of the enhanced ones. Once implemented and the training has been provided, the differences should be highly visible. Where it already exists in companies, the engagement, productivity and communication has already improved.
You make work somewhere TOTALLY engaged, so for you a Workplace Wellbeing Plan will be an extension of your already open, communicative culture. No more hiding behind the computer or extra cigarette breaks to relieve stress. You will be able to talk to someone about it and it won’t be labelled or judged. Everyone can have a bad day.
By putting a Workplace Wellbeing programme in action you adhere to the adopted guidelines, create a new level of communication in the workplace and enable everyone to be open about their wellbeing at work and how the workplace affects them. The open culture provides a platform for effective management and change.
Please contact us to find out how we can assist you ACTION change for the good of everyone.
Date added: 14 October 2019