As business leaders it is imperative that you keep your workforce engaged, excited and open to the possibilities.
Significant evidence exists supporting the link between wellbeing at work and productivity. With wellbeing including physical health and mental wellbeing. Jobs that are skilled, autonomous, supported, secure, and offer a good work–life balance with a good income, are associated with better physical and mental health and less absenteeism. However, businesses vary considerably in how proactive they are in promoting employee well-being. Approximately 55% say well-being is on the agenda of senior leaders, with only two-fifths having a standalone well-being strategy in support of their wider organisation.
At the centre of every business are people and culture. Company culture can often develop organically over time from the cumulative traits of the people the company hires. A company’s culture will be reflected in everything from dress code, business hours, office setup, employee benefits, turnover, hiring decisions, treatment of clients, client satisfaction and every other aspect of operations.
A culture that is centrally aligned with the business’s purpose and strategy can positively impact organisational outcomes. A collaborative approach that engages a self-organizing team and empowers people to determine their own way of working is one of the best ways to achieve the overall company goals. A little can go a long way to achieving this, such as offering flexi-time working or working from home options to aid a healthier work-life balance and give employees a greater sense of freedom and trust. Company culture is fast becoming the differentiator between successful businesses and unsuccessful ones, the culture you create for your people matters.
Technology can help engage and empower your workforce. For some employees it is more about the results that the process. People are becoming less interested in following a tedious, conventional framework and expect tools in place to allow them to be more creative, engaging and immediate. For example, Millennials would much rather submit information via text message or a messaging apps than spend time writing long, formal emails or reports; they also prefer video chats instead of in-person visits. They utilize the latest technology to get the results as quickly as possible. They want to be judged on their results, not on how they got there, or how “professional” their approach may appear.
An effective employee well-being strategy requires a ‘whole organisation’ response with serious leadership commitment. Companies can no longer ignore the importance of building a culture that allows people to be more creative and collaborative. When we work and how we work has changed and will continue to change. Outdated technology can impact your employee wellbeing, company culture, productivity and ultimate success.
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