Let’s talk Workplace Culture and Mental Health with you and your team

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Carol Hayward is a current Co-Opted member of the NZARH Executive Committee and has a deep passion for developing the next generation of young minds and future industry and business leaders!

“Every company thrives when there are mental health values and a positive workplace culture.”

 

We hope you’ll enjoy her Quick Read Hot Tips to consider for you and your teams’ future!

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Workplace culture is the personality of a company. It defines the environment in which employees work. Workplace culture includes a variety of elements, including work environment, company mission, value, ethics, expectations, and goals.

 

These help to nurture each member of the company to become talented, driven, dedicated, innovative and ambitious.

Other actions to nurture your best team are things like:

  1. Emphasis on employee wellness. …
  2. Grow off your current culture. …
  3. Provide meaning. …
  4. Create goals. …
  5. Encourage positivity. …
  6. Foster social connections. …
  7. Listen…
  8. Empower “culture champions.”

 

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Having a positive work culture reflects positively on employee retention and financial goals of your company.

 

Things that clients notice you doing to nurture you best team include things like:

  1. Clear communication. Good communication between a boss and his or her employees is essential for a positive working relationship. …
  2. Listen to everyone’s ideas. Each one of your employees is with your company for a reason. …
  3. Recognize hard work. …
  4. Show your trust. …
  5. Have some fun. …
  6. Lead the way.

 

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What about the consequences of negative culture?

Do you have any of these issues in your team: gossiping, low employee engagement, higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism, a lack of empathy, a lack of flexibility and high employee turnover.

 

Here are some strategic antidotes to many of the most common workplace problems:

  1. Listen to your employees. …
  2. Assign realistic workloads and deadlines. …
  3. Communicate transparently. …
  4. Acknowledge work well done. …
  5. Treat all employees by the same rules. …
  6. Foster emotional intelligence.

 

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To find more information, follow these helpful links   www.forbes.com   www.business.govt.nz   www.immigration.govt.nz

 

You can find the following hot topic links at www.mentalhealth.org.nz

  • Creating positive work environments for mental wellbeing – the what, why and how
  • Enhancing mental wellbeing – 5 ways to Wellbeing at Work
  • Minimising and managing workplace stress
  • Positive communication at work
  • Workplace bullying and prevention