One of the most significant and essential duties of a manager is to enhance workplace well-being.
The workplace can be exciting and rewarding. But, it can also be stressful and demanding. As a result, most organisations could do with a wellness boost every now and again.
Here are some helpful management tips to enhance workplace well-being:
When managers or working environments are flustered and disordered, it can seriously impact upon productivity and worker morale.
So, make certain that your people have what they need to be the most valuable workers possible. Particularly, provide a fair amount of time, as well as the relevant resources, for workers to complete their tasks. Also, be sure to prioritise them in order of necessity and importance.
Fair managers encourage positive work-life balance with fair expectations of time and productivity from workers.
Being unreasonably demanding and overworking people is basically guaranteed to lead to worker burnout. On the other hand, most people will happily go the extra mile when needed for managers that look after them.
But regularly demanding excessive hours to manage unreasonable workloads doesn’t allow workers the time to properly recover.
This often not only causes stress and anxiety, but also reduced morale, productivity, and work commitment.
Poor diet and excessive alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine intake can seriously affect energy, mood, and concentration levels. So, why not encourage workers to make healthy choices and adopt healthy habits?
For starters, a few visual reminders around the workplace promoting healthy lifestyle choices may help to enhance workplace well-being. Additionally, encourage workers to go for a walk and get some fresh air during breaks.
Providing fresh fruit and, if possible, a quiet area away from workspaces, can also encourage healthy habits in workers.
Get involved and be proactive about the well-being of your people.
Firstly, interact with workers and keep an ear out for any issues they may have. Conversely, don’t assume that the workplace is problem-free if you don’t hear about them.
Further, make sure your people feel comfortable bringing up concerns about work, the culture, or anything else.
Encourage workers to get physical.
On average, office workers spend more than six hours a day sitting. Therefore, it’s important to promote the physical and mental benefits of exercise around the workplace.
Further, encourage workers to stretch, be active, and move around, rather than just staying seated and stagnant all day. Also, accommodate for different personal requirements and allow for alternate work stations, such as standing desks, where possible.
Regularly check in with your people. Specifically, ask how they’re going, how they’re coping with workloads and managing their tasks.
Let workers know that they can come to you for assistance. Overall morale and productivity will benefit if your workers know they have your support.
Build a collaborative culture that champions today’s workers and your organisation’s current values.
Essentially, collaboration gives everyone a voice. That, in turn, promotes greater camaraderie, which helps strengthen your brand and enhance workplace well-being overall.
So, don’t forget, collaboration is the key.
Be flexible wherever possible and appropriate.
Flexible working arrangements can greatly benefit well-being, particularly for workers with difficult schedules or accessibility issues.
Arrangements such as flexible hours or working from home when possible are excellent ways to promote greater worker morale.
In addition, flexible arrangements let your workers know that you not only trust them but also value their well-being.
Sterile workspace design is shown to affect worker creativity and concentration, which can in turn impact mood, morale, and productivity.
On the other hand, natural light, plants, colour, well designed workspaces and good functionality have proven positive effects.
Well ventilated workspaces with good air circulation also positively affect worker performance and morale. In essence, create a workspace that is conducive to the well-being of your workers.
Pay attention and keep an eye out for the signs of stress, exhaustion, and burnout in workers.
For instance, a worker may be struggling if they seem unmotivated, unable to concentrate, or uninterested in performing duties.
Additionally, workers making more mistakes or having difficulty with duties they wouldn’t usually struggle with may be stressed.
Furthermore, a worker may be suffering from burnout if they are becoming needlessly argumentative or overly frustrated with small problems.
In the end, your support goes a long way.
Organisations that incorporate wellness into the culture create happier and healthier workers. Subsequently, this helps to enhance workplace well-being overall by boosting morale and increasing efficiency.
Not only does that well-being culture increase profitability and productivity, but also, it’s something any manager can be proud of.
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This content was created by Vocam and is intended to be used only as a guide and should not be relied on as formal training or legal advice.
As standards and regulations frequently change, all information should be considered by relevant local experts and authorities.