Welcome back, everyone! We hope that you had a great start to your week and are entering into Tuesday with a positive mindset and desire to grow and learn. If you are a manager or a leader at a company, this article is for you! Keep reading here to find out our best strategies for creating a positive environment to foster employee well-being today…
Let’s be real here, we have all been working from our homes and staring at screens for almost two years now! What does that create? Fatigue and burn-out! Employees have succumbed to so much repetition that it almost feels like every day is the same. In order to mitigate this, we recommend leading with time to recharge. As a leader, it is important to acknowledge that you are the one that sets the atmosphere and expectations for your team. Leaving space (whether this is an hour or a day each week) for self-care, growth, personal development, reflection, etc. is a great way to remind employees to put themselves first every so often. Doing so will also demonstrate the value you see in their motivation and maintain a sense of direction over repetition.
PTO For a Reason!
PTO is a privilege that should be put on the same priority list as our compensation. Remember, it’s a benefits package for a reason… and make sure to always remind your team to USE their benefits. Take a day off for themselves! And by using it, they are guaranteed to reach a level of rejuvenation that could have been otherwise lost to stale routines.
Create a Space Safe
Your employees and especially your direct report should feel comfortable discussing their bandwidth and capacity with you. After all, you’re there to lead, and they are there to learn and follow! So, create regular check-ins and set aside time for employees and teammates to discuss their well-being, mental health, motivation levels, and more.
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