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Ensuring you have a cohesive and engaged team isn’t always easy, especially if the nature of work means that some employees spend long periods working alone. While autonomous working can give people greater freedom and control over their daily activities, drawbacks can include isolation and the pressure of being ‘always on’. Therefore, it’s important not to let these employees drift and detach. Seize opportunities to ensure they feel part of your business.
We don’t want to feel undermined or unconfident at work. We all appreciate acknowledgement and recognition, so don’t forget that positive words help to raise spirits and deepen employees’ feelings of satisfaction and worth in your business.
But there’s much more to managing wellbeing at work than simply knowing how to make your people happy. Think of wellbeing as a state affected by a myriad of physical, psychological and social drivers. This might, for example, involve an employee being affected by their financial situation and/or relationship issues, which can lead to stress, anxiety or even depression.
In a workplace context, the nature of work itself, job satisfaction and/or career progression can all play a role in attaining a real sense of fulfilment. But it’s near impossible for bosses to guarantee that every – or, indeed, any – employee will experience this. Indeed, achieving such a state arguably rests more on an individual’s shoulders than it does on their employer’s. But that said, creating a positive, supportive environment where your people can grow and develop will go a long way to enabling them to flourish and, in turn, help to safeguard your enterprise from the costly risk of losing them.