Why You Should Invest in Your Employees’ Well-Being

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Broadly, well-being comes in five forms:

1. Emotional
2. Physical
3. Social
4. Workplace
5. Societal

1. Forge a Personal Connection

Invest the time necessary to build relationships with your employees, earn their trust, and understand what truly drives them. Depending on your work environment, this could begin during a coffee break or at a company social event and continue through scheduled interactions on the phone or in person.

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2. Provide, Aid, and Listen!

Ensure that each employee has the tools they need to perform at their highest level. Stay abreast of the latest developments in your industry in terms of procuring the best tools and technology for the operations. Actively seek feedback and listen to your employees when they suggest ways to improve a product or process.

3. Generate and Motivate

Offer consistent incentives for those who perform well. Generation of perks and incentives are known to motivate all streams of employees.

4. Encourage Growth and Advancement

A sense of professional fulfillment may involve sending team members to off-site events, bringing in experts to share new knowledge, and offering opportunities for unique training or character development.

5. Communicate Clearly

The fastest way to disrupt a business is through miscommunication. Miscommunication has cost global businesses billions of dollars in lost revenue, and measuring this opportunity cost is almost impossible. Since there are no strict rules to communication, experimentation is a must!

6. Remove Disruptions

Minimizing disruptive activities is important. According to the New York Times, American workers believe that only 35% of their work time each day is actually productive. The unproductive balance is spent in time-wasting meetings, dealing with unexpected interruptions, and following up on unclear or unnecessary communications. While aiming to remove disruptions, feedback becomes a very important tool. For example — A feedback mechanism on how productive employees felt after a workshop can be attained; If they suggest that the same idea could have been communicated through a brief meeting and view the workshop as unnecessary protocol, then. It should be avoided.

7. Cultivate a Positive Environment

All the national coverage of incidents of workplace harassment demonstrate the value of creating a positive working environment. Strive to create a culture in which the emphasis for decisions makers is not on always being right but rather on always doing the right thing.

8. Be Generous with Praise

Demonstrate appreciation often — to individuals, teams, divisions, and the company as a whole. Business author Sharon Lechter explains the advantage of this well by saying, “A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected.” It adds to the feel-good factor!

9. Foster Connections

Provide opportunities for your employees to socialize with one another and develop personal relationships. Consider, for example, company-sponsored attendance at a local sporting or cultural event, volunteering as a group in the community, or gathering to recognize team success and celebrate progress. These kinds of interactions help build a sense of community wherein new friendships and connections are established.

10. Promote Physical Wellness

Go the extra mile and offer wellness opportunities in or through the workplace. This can be as simple as encouraging your employees to take a walk during breaks throughout the day. Other options include providing mini exercise classes during lunchtime, quiet rooms, healthy diet information, free or reduced cost gym memberships, reimbursement for health-related purchases, and if applicable, healthy food options in vending machines and cafeterias.

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