Imagine a business world where… people have a sense of purpose, where they genuinely support each other in a culture where colleagues care. Perhaps you’re lucky and this description mirrors your organisation? If so, I’d love to hear from you – how successful is your workplace? Is it falling by the way-side because people and not ‘meeting-targets’ is top of the agenda?
I’ve worked for organisations where there was a sense of purpose toward the service-users but this was overwhelmed by the lack of support and care for the individuals providing the service. This affected my confidence, reduced my trust in managers, the people at the top and made me realise that our values were quite different.
At our Work’s Mental Conference last week speakers stated time and again: the key components to creating a mentally healthy culture are to be proactive, ensure senior leader engagement and provide learning and development for all line managers.
If you’re not going to look after your people, make them number one then how can you expect them to be their best? If you’ve hired the right person, surely you should be celebrating and doing everything you can to enable them to succeed.
Start with the simple stuff: for example chatting and getting to know your people; ask open questions and listen to what’s being said; begin meetings with ‘how are you?’
What can you do today to take a step toward creating a culture that cares, that supports people’s mental health?
1st Thursday Wellbeing Hour: Rachel Suff, CIPD
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1st Thursday Wellbeing Hour – Martin Stepek
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1st Thursday Wellbeing Hour – Lindsey Morgan, RSA
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