Live Well, Work Well, Stay Well
What does this mean for you? For us, live well, work well, stay well means bringing together all Eight Dimensions of Wellness and taking a holistic view to how we can live our best life. Both at work and personally and more importantly sustaining this to build our resilience.
You may be standing at spaghetti junction at the moment, wondering what life has in store for you and trying to decide which road to take.
There are many conversations being had around the family dinner table, or with work mates around the water cooler about what ‘living WITH COVID’ means to each of us. Getting some strategies and goals in play can really boost resilience and help you go from strength to strength when faced with curved balls, lemons, and unexpected setbacks.
One strategy a client shared with us recently was:
“What you think might work for your people, might not be what you’re thinking”.
With the best intentions in the world, it can be easy to jump in and presume. Genuine conversations and check ins are vital to gather all perspectives and ideas, ensuring everyone is heard and feels valued. You want to do the best by your people and the old adage of “seek to understand” has never been more important.
The power of 1:1 check ins with your team cannot be underestimated
Having awareness and providing an early response to signs of overload and overwhelm are the way to go. Think of this as prevention and early intervention before challenges escalate. Be proactive.
Likewise, celebrating successes and milestones are vitally important. What was once normal, can easily be missed in our new normal of working from home or work bubbles.
Caring and mutual support builds team resilience
Resilient teams are connected and team members have a sense of belonging. We all need to feel connected and part of the tribe which is increasingly challenging with remote and hybrid working, a gig economy and contract workers. Feeling valued as a person builds the team’s emotional glue.
Using questions like these as team conversation starters empowers your team to share what is right for them:
- What does feeling valued look like for our team members?
- How do we let others know that we value them and their work?
There’s no doubting the last 2 years have been a rocky ride with many potholes to maneuver.
Is it time to reset, reimagine and reenergise at your workplace?
One major reason why wellness programmes don’t gain traction in the workplace is they lack employee buy in. Having a planned approach is vital to avoid this common mistake, making sure your well intended initiatives hit the mark. The cost of replacing a worker is estimate between 75% – 150% of the worker’s wage. Workplaces that promote health and wellbeing are 4 times more likely to retain talent within the first 12 months so it makes sense all round.
We partner with progressive organisations that are ready to make the change for better outcomes for their people, their business, and their communities.