08 Aug PROMOTE HAPPINESS IN YOUR WORKPLACE!
AUGUST BRINGS US HAPPINESS HAPPENS MONTH, SO WHAT BETTER TIME TO START PROMOTING HAPPINESS IN YOUR WORKPLACE!
Mental health and wellbeing is an increasing concern within the workplace and when we meet with our clients this issue is raised time and time again. Workplace stress is of particular concern in many organisations, and it is important for employers to recognise that stress may actually be a leadership and cultural issue which causes decline in employee wellbeing.
Statistics show that less than half of employees would feel able to speak to their manager if they were suffering from stress, and a quarter of people would even consider resigning due to stress!*
Reducing workplace stress doesn’t have to be an expensive or time-consuming task; it doesn’t have to involve allowing flexible working or early finishes on a Friday if this isn’t feasible for your organisation, it could be doing something as simple as adopting a caring management style, promoting work social events or just spreading the happiness…
HAPPINESS HAPPENS MONTH
Happiness Happens month is about celebrating what makes you happy, which in turn can promote motivation, positivity and good mental health! And whilst workplace stress can be influenced by the employer, it is also important to encourage individual wellbeing!
Happiness Happens month might sound trivial but there is a very important message behind it; sometimes a small action can have a big impact. So this Happiness Happens month why not share the positivity in your workplace by setting up a ‘What made you smile today?’ notice board, or by doing something nice for a colleague!
To get you started we’ve made a Workplace Happiness Challenge consisting of 10 ideas to promote happiness and wellbeing in the workplace. Have a go and try to complete all 10 before the end of August, but most importantly have FUN with it!
Let us know how you got on and whether you think your workplace could benefit from initiatives to combat work-related stress! Get in touch to see how we can support you, including FREE training and policy advice.