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.