How Workplace Wellbeing Can Supercharge Your Business in 2019

Workplace Wellbeing and Emotional Intelligence

It’s time to stop crunching numbers.

Assessing how you can cut costs while increasing profits is no longer the sole road to success in the modern business world. While it’s important to identify efficiencies in your organisation, you’re going to need more than efficiency to take your business to the next level.

You could have the most efficient processes in your market, with the potential to deliver significant savings. However, if the wellbeing of your workplace is neglected, you won’t see the full benefits of your investment.

Remember, your business is only as healthy as those working in it.

If your staff are unfulfilled, overworked, stressed, sick or demotivated, you’re not going to get the most out of them. The benefit of those efficient processes will be quickly eaten away by higher labour costs as unplanned leave, staff attrition and compensation claims rise.

If you’re serious about taking your business to a new level in 2019, it’s time to look beyond the bottom line. It’s time to get serious about the health and wellbeing of your workplace by investing in an effective workplace wellbeing program.

Workplace wellbeing can literally supercharge your business. Prioritising workplace wellbeing not only improves the health of your workforce but it also enhances organisational performance, productivity, innovation, culture, accountability, communication and leadership.

An effective and well supported workplace wellbeing program can set your organisation apart from your competitors, positioning you as an employer of choice. Whichever way you look at it, investing in workplace wellbeing makes good business sense.

The Many Benefits of Investing in Workplace Wellbeing

Reduce Workplace Conflict

Interpersonal conflict is a significant cost for many businesses. Unresolved tension can affect entire organisations, reducing productivity, affecting morale, increasing labour costs and  negatively impacting organisational culture.

Workplace wellbeing programs can build conflict management skills and deliver significant savings to your organisation. Conflict resolution training is designed to give your staff the skills to resolve conflict and communicate more effectively. It’s an investment that could save you money and seriously supercharge your business in 2019 and beyond.

Manage Stress and Anxiety

If employees feel unsupported and overwhelmed in the workplace, stress and anxiety can manifest in many different ways. Organisations that fail to address stress and anxiety face many risks to their business, costing them time and money.

A proactive approach to workplace wellbeing delivers short and long term benefits to both the organisation and its staff. Engaging an Employer Assistance Provider (EAP) can help realise these benefits sooner, by providing targeted training, individual counselling and tailored programs to address workplace stress and anxiety.

Cultivate Change

The challenge of transforming your organisation may be too daunting to tackle, despite the potential business benefits change might yield. Delaying change processes can have an enormous impact on your organisation and cost you more in the long run.

Workplace wellbeing programs can introduce the need for change in your organisation and help leaders and staff recognise the benefits of transformation. Customised training packages, focusing on initiating, managing and leading change, can create a culture of change and achieve positive results for your organisation.

Improve Leadership

Effective and respected leaders can kickstart teams, drive change, realise efficiencies and get the most from your workforce. However, effective leaders don’t just appear – they need to be trained, nurtured and supported over time.

To supercharge your business, ensure your leaders have the training and skills to lead your workforce into the future. Workforce wellbeing programs are designed to share best practice in leadership, management, coaching, mentoring, change and influence. Invest in your leaders and reap the benefits of organisational success into the future.

Enhance Communication

While technology has come along in leaps and bounds, there is one area where it can fall short. Despite apps, programs and tools making it easier than ever to connect with others, wherever you are, technology alone cannot replace the art of effective communication.

Every aspect of your organisation relies on good communication to flourish. If communication fails, there are consequences to staff morale, client retention, productivity and ultimately your bottom line. Invest in a workplace wellbeing program designed to enhance the communication skills of your staff and watch your business grow.

Are you looking to supercharge your organisation in 2019? Stop crunching numbers and start thinking about improving the workplace wellbeing of your business. Talk to our team at Hunterlink to discover how our customised training and workshops could help your business take off this year.