Building resilience in your staff
We know in the Lombard Accountants office that having a healthy workplace is a win-win situation for employers and employees alike, but it can be a challenge to create an environment that truly supports mental health and builds resilience.
Research proves that investing in your people’s well-being is beneficial to both them and the business, overall, so let’s look at ways leaders and managers can build resilience in the wider workplace, support employee wellbeing, and build an open and supportive company culture.
Tips on how to build a resilient workplace from the Lombard Accountants team:
Resilience hinges on giving people opportunities to build the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to really thrive at work and be able to respond effectively to stress, challenges, and change. Cementing well-being in the day-to-day work culture is multi-faceted and takes individual and combined effort. Here are some key components:
- Take the lead – look after your own health and promote honest conversations with your team.
- Increase awareness of well-being and remove the stigma around mental health.
- Ensure the work environment is safe and encourage staff to look out for each other.
- Design work to support better work-life balance, e.g. involve staff in decisions on when, where, and how work is performed, and closely monitor workloads.
- Invest in training programmes, e.g. mental health awareness, stress management, recovery, and self-care.
- Provide organisational support, e.g. Employee Assistance Programmes that give employees access to trained specialists.
- Offer exercise and mindfulness programmes to support health, e.g. step challenges or subsidised gym memberships.
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