The Future of Work is Worker Wellbeing
Wellbeing of employees is going to be a huge focus for employers in 2020 and beyond. With the growth of the digital economy, our ‘always on’ way of working, the stresses in managing work-life integration, and now dealing with the coronavirus, assisting workers with their wellbeing has never been more important.
This focus on worker wellbeing is especially important, as workers experience anxiety in dealing with the coronavirus. What is your organisation doing to help with worker wellbeing and increased anxiety?
Some ideas we have seen from our clients include
- Ensure employees have a clear structure to help feelings of mental wellbeing including regular team meetings, social teams meetings and things to help connect with others
- Flexible working and understanding that not everyone can continue to work the normal 9-5 role while juggling childcare, home schooling etc.
- Communication is obviously key with worker wellbeing and making sure that everyone is coping.
Employees can be encouraged to
- Limit the amount of information from external sources such as the news, the internet etc. Too much negative information is never a good thing
- Journal daily to jot down feelings and any anxieties
- Eat healthy food and snacks throughout the day
- See the positives in this crisis situation—easier said than done!
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