Workplace wellness is becoming more and more common in today’s culture, but some companies go over the top and cause the process to fail before it even gets started. It is important to keep the employees in mind and provide a resource that will be helpful to the majority and not just a select few. The simplest way to do this is to poll the employees or have some employees in charge of the process so the voices of everyone can be heard. It is also important to start small and not allocate time or money that cannot be spared.
- In order to flip the management triangle on its head, it’s important to share the responsibility of staff with others.
- By appointing someone in the team to be responsible and aware of other staff’s wellbeing you are immediately allowing more junior employees the opportunity to shine in ways other than what their job description may outline.
- But be consistent. There’s no point in saying you’re going to do it and getting too busy. You need to take the charge, and commit to those 10 minutes every day so that even when you’re out of the office, the staff prioritize this and understand its value to their own work.
“Wellbeing in business should become business as usual – not an over the top effort by companies to create cultures that are not only inauthentic, but difficult to manage, expensive to run, and unsupported by the wider staff. The culture of a company should come first to business owners, and a culture cannot be created simply by investing in wellness programs.”