People and Wellbeing

Why does the wellbeing of my team matter?

Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall physical and mental health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties at home and work to achieve life goals. When people  experience feelings of stress and worry, it can cause sleepless nights, which can lead to poor performance at work and relationships with colleagues. Ultimately, this can also lead to greater levels of absenteeism in the workplace which then places extra stress on other staff which creates a cascade effect. Good mental health is characterised by a person's ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities, including: the ability to learn. the ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions. This can be attributed to any level in an organisation. 

How can I support my team?

It will come as no surprise that a team member who feels like a they are part of a family of community are more likely to stay productive, engaged and long term commit their career to an organisation. This is what most applicants are looking for in a new role. The culture of the team has a direct impact on the performance  and importantly the wellbeing of any individual. 

A wellbeing strategy has the potential to bring huge benefits to everyone however they need to be introduced properly to be effective, consistent with your business values and culture to be successful. This means supportive leadership behaviours, safety for each person to voice their concerns even if they are in a minority of one and an open culture that allows for employees to shape the working community.

Next steps

  1. Review the culture of your organisation/team - BoardWorks and TeamWorks

  2. Create working party groups to understand "how things are done around here!"

  3. Understand key areas for change EG leadership, workload management

  4. Create a wellbeing strategy and people agenda, work together to inspire this work. 

  5. Commit to training leaders to perform with a people first attitude

Benefits of working with Delivering Differently

  • BoardWorks partner - identify if the Exec Team/Board are thriving within composition, dynamics and governance and any interventions required via a RAG report and exec summary.

  • TeamWorks diagnostic tool license - identify quickly if the team are thriving or surviving with actions based reporting! 

  • Create a people first strategy focussing on bespoke development at all levels

  • Measure your ROI 

  • Create robust teams within your organisation who understand each other and enable trust in relationships

Karen is an inspiring and talented leader whom I had the pleasure of working with. From implementing change intuitives and taking projects from concept to resolution, she is a person whom will get a project completed. Determined, driven and a pleasure to work with Kirsty Neal Client Director

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