Invest in your employees’ well-being to enhance performance and prevent burnout
The importance of investing in employee well-being
Change is a constant challenge for all organisations. But the pace at which organisations go through change today is a challenge many have not faced before. Whether you’re reacting to pressure from an external event or adjusting to increased digitalisation or globalisation, this quickening pace can have a major impact on the well-being of your employees.
Many people don’t like uncertainty. Some may find it difficult to cope, adapt and remain resilient in the face of ambiguity and pressure. You may see higher incidents of burnout and exacerbated levels of stress.
Change can turn out to be positive in the end, if done right. And doing it right requires more resources. You need to support your employees through change if you want them to adapt well. Investing in your employees’ well-being can lead to positive outcomes like better performance, less turnover, more agility as an organisation and higher engagement with a sense of purpose.
Our top 5 tips for helping your employees be more resilient
Start with your leaders
The first people you need to convey the importance of well-being to are your leaders. Explain the benefits of investing in and focusing on well-being: better performance, increased productivity and better adaptability, among other positive outcomes. Your leaders need to understand the importance because they will be the ones to lead the development of these soft skills.
Develop emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence refers to an individual’s ability to understand and manage their emotions effectively. Develop emotional intelligence in your leaders and employees to increase their performance, improve their psychological well-being and grow their resilience in the face of change.
Not only are you trying to build a culture of resilient employees, but you’re also trying to build a culture that supports those employees. This is where self-awareness training comes in. Include self-awareness in your competency framework. Find ways to help your employees (especially those at the leadership level) become more aware of how their actions and behaviours contribute to the culture of your organisation.
Facilitate a psychologically safe environment
To become more adaptable and resilient, your employees need to know they have the space to do so in a psychologically safe environment. Give them a place where they feel like they can be nurtured and take the time and space they need to focus on their well-being.
Provide the right development tools
It’s not enough to just say you care about your employees’ well-being. You need to provide the tools and resources they need to preserve well-being and develop attributes like resilience, self-awareness and adaptability. Find a way to work these into your development programme with science-backed assessments and development tools.
How Talogy can help you create a resilient and adaptable culture
Measure your current environment
To figure out where you need to go in terms of developing resilience, you need to first understand where you are. Use Talogy’s Leadership Climate Indicator (LCI) to measure your current environment and how your leaders are contributing to it. LCI is a simple and efficient way to understand how the tone set by an organisation’s leaders is felt throughout the company.
Talogy’s broad range of development solutions helps leaders improve emotional intelligence, self-awareness and resilience. These solutions provide in-depth learning that your leaders can embed in their day-to-day lives. And our expert consultants can help coach and educate your leaders so they can make the right decisions on how to cultivate resilience within the entire workforce.
Implement solutions for resilience and well-being
Bring resilience to life in your organisation with Talogy’s Resilience Questionnaire. This solution focuses on aspects of an individual’s psychological resilience, patterns of thinking, and behaviour – all of which affect ability to respond positively to setbacks and challenges. Developing resilience can positively impact well-being, productivity and engagement.
Successfully running resilience workshops for the past 9 years.
Developing resilient leadership
How Eisai decided to operationalise their focus on resilience by partnering with Talogy to develop a variety of resilience-focused initiatives to strengthen the resilience of Eisai employees across Europe
Talogy created a safe environment where we could explore current ways of working. They encouraged us to challenge ourselves and each other to drive greater team collaboration and effectiveness and move forward in a very real and tangible way.
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Check out the Resilience Questionnaire
The Resilience Questionnaire allows you to gain valuable insight into an individual’s psychological resilience, patterns of thinking, and behaviour. With this data, you can develop effective strategies to help your team perform better in any situation.
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