What makes a healthy workplace?
Good relationships have the potential to make workplaces healthy and productive. But, promoting a healthy and productive workplace is not just about being nice to each other (although this obviously helps). Good employment relations are built upon:
- effective policies for managing people issues such as communication, absence, grievances and occupational health
Healthy and motivated people will:
- go that extra mile
- give good customer service
- take fewer ‘sickies’
- provide commitment and creativity
- high levels of trust between employees and managers.
Trust is often nurtured by involving employees in decision-making and developing an open style of communication.