It’s the start of another new year and 2021 is looking to be the year of new possibilities following the disaster that was 2020. With many employees still working remotely (for now or forever?) and with a rise in anxiety for those considering heading back to the office there is a real and direct need for employee wellbeing strategies to be in place in any organisation.
Enhancing employee wellbeing is key to improving organisational performance and is delivered through an employee wellbeing strategy which can be continually developed to ensure the needs of employees and the workplace are being met and to continually ‘course adjust’ to achieve the best possible business culture. Importantly, an employee wellbeing strategy will be unique to each organisation, its people and its needs.
It is a sound judgement to promote and invest in the wellbeing agenda of your organisation, which will lead to increasingly resilient, engaged and productive employees. A people-centric workplace has a culture that focuses on employees first, as well as customer service interactions, before focusing on profits. Essentially, emphasizing the “human” element of human resources, leadership, and business interactions and communications. An employee wellbeing strategy is therefore an essential piece of the people centric leader’s toolbox.
Generally wellbeing is split into the following areas:
As January marks a ‘reset button’ for many with the oncoming new year it is a great time to be thinking about communicating your wellbeing strategy. Some top tips are included here:
Throughout January the team at Phase 3 will be delivering a series of wellbeing articles and knowledge events – make sure you follow us on LinkedIn and subscribe to our next event: Absence management and Best Practice on the 13th January at 10.00 Am by clicking here.
This blog series is written by James Proctor, Director of Consulting & Services at Phase 3.