By healthy workplaces, we don't mean providing nutritious snacks in the kitchen, or organising yoga and meditation classes during lunchtime. By all means do those things but a healthy workplace goes deeper, much deeper, than that.
Understanding whether your organisation is 'healthy' requires a thorough understanding of a number of factors - levels of employee stress and wellbeing, bullying and harassment, retention issues, patterns of absence, and risk areas in the organisation. Post pandemic, new challenges may emerge as organisations opt for more homeworking; the longer term impact of operating in a fully virtual or hybrid organisation is yet to be realised, but our research indicates that whilst more homeworking potentially affords many benefits, a number of challenges may also emerge - for example, overworking, switching off, professional isolation, virtual bullying, wellbeing etc. And organisations must not forget their duty of care towards employees who are working remotely all or even just some of the time. (Keep checking back here for the publication of our FutureWork research)
We work with you to identify the contributing factors, and help you to identify changes in individual, team, and organisational practice that will contribute to a healthier organisation, and as such, enhanced performance. Our approach includes:
working with your existing organisational data to uncover patterns and/or trends
undertaking qualitative or quantitative research (interviews, focus groups, short surveys) to better understand the issues
desk research to put your situation into context
reporting on findings with key recommendations for the way forward.
supporting you with implementation and/or evaluation.