Life happens, and let’s face it, having to deal with life’s challenges in the workplace can add unnecessary stress on top of everything else. Here are tools and resources you can share with the members of your team to help them (and you) through a rough patch.
As a business owner, you might want to support your people by sharing this page with them. It includes:
Businesses that support wellbeing in their workforce generally have a happier and more positive team of people. They have lower absenteeism, fewer injuries, and experience higher productivity and customer satisfaction. A company culture of support is also good for attracting and retaining employees.
It’s difficult to see people who’re having a tough time, but remember, even small actions of support from you can make a really big difference for the members of your team. Share this page with your team so that they have access to the worksheets below.
For more ideas on how you as a manager can support your workers through a tough time, visit:
It’s not always easy to know if the people in your team should tell you what’s going on in their lives, or how to go about it. Sometimes they need to tell their manager, and sometimes they don’t.
Telling you what’s going on can help your worker and the team. They don’t have to share everything, but it’s good to let you know what the impact is on them and the support they might need.
Once they know what they want share with you, your worker can use this worksheet to help them prepare to share: clairfy why they’re telling you, how much they want to say and ideas on what might help them.
The wellbeing of everyone in the workplace is important. This printable can help you and the members of your team figure-out what support might help if someone is going through a tough time.
Organisations that support good mental wellbeing generally have happier people, a more positive workplace and, ultimately, a healthier business. Remember small acts of support can make a big difference.
Don’t assume what someone might need, or what might help them the most – rather ask first. Questions like:
Defaulting to time off work may not be as helpful as flexible working arrangements. Research shows that the more people stay engaged at work, the better their long-term wellbeing.
Visit the Empoyment New Zealand website to find out more about flexible working hours.
Flexible working arrangements(external link) — Employment New Zealand
Try and find something that works for you and your worker. Put agreements in writing, keep communication open and regularly review arrangements.
Visit the WorkSafe website to find other help.
Mental health(external link) — WorkSafe