Wellness within a workplace is defined by a state of health and good measures that are actively measured and pursued. We can safely say that this viewpoint is often overlooked for many leaders, teams, and workplaces. Here are 5 tips you can implement that will boost your workplace wellbeing.
Start Understanding More
Teams run on understand and trust, and that all starts with you being aware of your team’s individual traits, skills, talents, and interests. Begin with writing out each individual team member’s traits and talents that you have examined on your own.
You can now meet with them, discuss what you have examined, and discuss their other talents and interests, related to their daily work and unrelated. A good team has a good team leader that has full understanding and knowledge of each team member.
Stop Micromanaging and Start Enabling
Micromanagement is one of the best ways to kill a team’s growth and innovation. End all the micromanagement, and base your team’s projects on under-promising. This may sound counterintuitive, but it is far from counterintuitiveness.
When your team under promises to realistic expectations, they can start over delivering. This goes back to “understanding more” in many ways, because you know how your team works and how they will deliver within frames.
Play Much More
Work doesn’t contain enough playing. As the saying goes, “work hard, play hard”. You need to implement this into your team’s culture and weekly schedules. Getting your team off of deadlines, work, and more work, they can return to projects refreshed and ready to innovate.
Host parties at successful project finish dates, reward great work with even greater rewards, host retreats at exciting locations outside of your workspace, and dedicate an area as a lounge for your team members socialize. These lounge areas can be styled for comfort, and as an appealing area to showcase your office space.
A healthy team is one who works together. Discussion groups to discuss life, career aspirations, promotions, and other work related tasks can act as a valuable resource for your team to increase their interaction as well as help each other to accomplish them. This will extend across their personal lives, as well as their professional lives at work.
A great philosopher and entrepreneur once said, “Reasons stop mattering”. Reasons stop mattering in regards to failure, if your team begins failing at work, growth, and innovation, reasons stop mattering.
Instead of focusing on excuses, start leading by example. Show your team what real vision and value deliverance means within your team. In importance, begin listening to your team more, better understand your team, and stop micromanaging.